Waterbury Police have arrested a man who is accused of crashing into at least four police cars while trying to flee from a traffic stop on Monday afternoon.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a white Ford Edge at the intersection of Brass Mill Drive and Union Street around 12:45 p.m.
When the driver, later identified as 38-year-old Desi Williams, of Ansonia, saw police approach on foot, he accelerated forward, rammed a police vehicle, pushed it out of the way and fled, police said. The vehicle was disabled.
As Williams drove north on Brass Mill Drive, officers said he hit and damaged two other police vehicles that were attempting to stop him.
At one point, police said Williams stopped, then backed into and rammed the police car behind him.
While Williams continued to flee from police, they said he lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole on Walnut Street, disabling his vehicle.
Williams got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, while his female passenger, later identified as 46-year-old Kimberly Finney, of Ansonia, stayed in the vehicle and was detained, according to police.
Shortly after, Williams was detained, officers said.
During an investigation, police said they found a loaded revolver in the vehicle. They also found marijuana and an electronic stun gun in Finney's possession, they said.
According to police, Williams is a convicted felon and Finney had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear.
Williams was not injured in the incident. Finney was transported to St. Mary's Hospital to be evaluated and has been released. No police officers were injured.
Police said Williams is facing a list of charges including reckless driving, weapons in a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, criminal attempt at assault on a police officer, evading responsibility and engaging police in pursuit.
Finney was arrested and is facing charges including possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana, in addition to her warrant.
Finney was released on bond. Williams was detained on bond pending arraignment in court.