2 Arrested After Fleeing from DUI Checkpoint: State Police

Connecticut State Police

Connecticut state police arrested two men after the pair tried to flee a DUI enforcement checkpoint Friday night, police said.

According to police the driver, identified as Leroy Sterling, 28, stopped before the checkpoint at the exit 38 entrance ramp to I-91, make a u-turn and drove the wrong way on the ramp to avoid police.

When police tried to stop Sterling, he continued driving south on Route 75 until he reached Hansom Hill Road. Police said Sterling and his passenger, identified as Charles Miller, 28, then got out of the car and ran off.

Police said when they caught up with Miller he was uncooperative and a trooper had to deploy his Taser to take Miller into custody.

After an hour-long search by troopers, two K9 teams and Windsor police, Sterling was found and taken into custody.

Sterling was charged with disobeying the signal of an officer, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, improper entry/leaving of highway, and engaging in a police pursuit.

Miller was charged with interfering with an officer.

Both are scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on Dec. 9.

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