Two people were extricated from a car and hospitalized after a driver fleeing police crashed into it.
Police arrested New London resident Richard Miller, 51, after he led police on a pursuit after a motor vehicle stop.
Police pulled Miller over on Colman Street to address that his headlights weren't on, but he sped away in the southbound direction when the officer approached him to talk, police said.
After running a red light in the process at the intersection with Bank Street, he struck a car heading westbound. Power lines were knocked down as a result of the crash and Connecticut Light & Power responded to repair them.
The two people in the other car were extricated and taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London to be treated for serious injuries.
Police charged Miller with two counts of interfering with police and officers are holding him in custody on a $10,000 bond.
The incident remains under investigation and police said other charges are pending.
Police ask anyone with information to contact the department at 860-447-5269 or to send an anonymous tip to Tip411 (847411) with NLPDTip and the information.