Man Arrested After Chase from Middletown to Hartford: Police

A 20-year-old Middletown man was arrested after a police chase from Middletown to Hartford that exceeded 110 miles per hour, according to Middletown police.

Police said the incident started just after 2 p.m. Thursday when they received a suspicious person complaint near Wharfside Commons on Ferry Street. The caller said someone in a dark blue BMW brandished a handgun and the car was heading toward DeKoven Drive.

Police responded and the driver fled from Middletown to Cromwell, Rocky Hill and Berlin, police said.

Hartford police officers found the vehicle there and used stop sticks to stop it, police said. Cshayquan Sutherland, 20of Middletown, ran from the vehicle but was taken into custody.

He was charged with reckless driving, engaging in a police pursuit, interfering with an officer, reckless endangerment and other charges.

Sutherland was held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court today.

Police said a passenger who was in the car is still at large.

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