Lisbon Man Arrested After Police Chase in Groton

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    A Lisbon man is facing drug and motor vehicle charges after leading officers on a car chase in Groton, crashing and fleeing on foot, police said.

    According to police, 29-year-old Christopher A. Kotyk, of Phillips Road in Lisbon, sped off when Groton Town police tried to pull him over on Route 12 near Kings Highway Wednesday afternoon.

    Instead of stopping, Kotyk reportedly sped up and led officers on a chase. He lost control and crashed near the intersection of Bridge Street and Broad Street, then got out and fled on foot, police said. No one was injured in the crash.

    Kotyk was arrested outside someone’s home.

    He was charged with numerous motor vehicle violations, second-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with a police officer, breach of peace, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin.

    Police said Kotyk has outstanding arrest warrants with the Waterford Police Department and Connecticut State Police.

    Court records show he has been previously convicted of assault, narcotics and reckless driving charges, among others.

    He’s being held on a $50,000 bond.