Drug Fueled Escapade Starts at Taco Bell

A wild scene shut down part of Interstate 91 in Enfield Monday evening.  A robbery led to a police chase, crash and stun gun takedown.

Enfield police say the drug fueled escapade started at the Taco Bell on Hazard Avenue.  It was there that the manager says one of his employees robbed the restaurant and took off with about $130 in cash.

"He took the money and ran," said Angel Bernard of Enfield.

Bernard called the cops. Police found the employee in the Thomaston section of Enfield driving around with a friend. When officers tried pulling them over, the two men took off.

During the police chase, officers say the suspect and his friend tried switching places in the front seat, causing the car to swerve back and forth across the heavily traveled interstate. The two eventually went off the road and crashed into a gully.

Investigators say the suspect took off running, but was quickly tasered and subdued. The passenger wasn’t as lucky.

"He was pinned between the wreckage and was eventually taken to Baystate Hospital by Lifestar. His condition is unknown," said Chief Carl Sferrazza of the Enfield Police Department.

Police say the suspect confessed to smoking crack cocaine minutes before the crash. Cops found crack pipes and drugs inside the car.

Police have not released the name of the two men and there is no word on their conditions. The investigation is ongoing and charges will be filed at a later time.

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