East Hartford Police Cruiser Damaged in Crash During Pursuit

A suspect on the run from police crashed into an East Hartford police cruiser Thursday, authorities said.

East Hartford police said the pursuit started when officers pulled over a vehicle on Main and Wells streets for a motor vehicle violation. The driver took off and crashed into a cruiser, causing minor damage.

Officers pursued the suspect vehicle until it reached the highway. A BOLO was put out and the pursuit was picked up in Hartford.

Hartford police said the driver abandoned the vehicle after crashing into a parked car. The occupants were quickly located on Broad Street in Hartford and taken into custody.

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