Police Arrest Female Escapee In High-Speed Chase: Report - NBC Connecticut

Police Arrest Female Escapee In High-Speed Chase: Report



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    Four Bridgeport police officers were hurt while chasing a woman in a high-speed chase on Wednesday night.

    A trooper tried to stop the car when the driver was driving erratically on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, police said, but the driver sped off.

    The chase started just before midnight and the driver cut off other vehicles and refused to stop for officers, according to the police report.

    The driver got off the highway at exit 27 in Bridgeport, ran a red light and drove into Fairfield until stopping on Chopsey Hill Road, police said.

    There, they arrested Jennifer Belotti, 30, of Orange, who police said was wanted on a warrant for first-degree escape from a correctional institution. The Connecticut Post also reports that her drivers' license had expired.

    She was also charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with police, reckless endangerment, engaging police in pursuit, reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and failure to drive in the proper lane.

    Police also charged the passenger, 35-year-old Boris Pesenson of West Hartford, with interfering with police.

    Both were held on bail. It's not clear if they have lawyers.

    Belotti was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center for minor injuries, and was treated and released to police, the Connecticut Post reports.

    Bridgeport Police Dept. spokesman Det. Keith Bryant told the post that four police officers were taken to hospitals; three were treated and released and the fourth remained in the hospital, but is not believed to suffer from life-threatening injuries.

    Belotti is being held on $70,000 bond.