Man Arrested After Police Chase Through Several Towns

State police have arrested a Bloomfield man accused of leading police on a chase from Somers, into Massachusetts, and back into Connecticut on Halloween night.

Police said a state trooper from Troop C in Tolland spotted a car that did not have headlights on while leaving a home on Main Street around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, so the trooper put on the sirens and tried to stop the car.

Instead of stopping, the driver sped off.

At first, he headed west on Route 190 and into Enfield, so Enfield police took over the chase, which continued down Hazard Avenue, police said.

The driver then got onto Interstate 91 north and went into Massachusetts, where troopers from the Massachusetts State Police took over and followed the car up I-91 north to Interstate 391 in Chicopee. At that point, the driver crossed over the grass median and made a U-turn, heading south, police said.

Massachusetts state police then reached back out to police in Enfield, as well as Connecticut State Police, to say the driver was heading back into the state.

Enfield Police then chased the driver on I-91 South to exit 45, but ended the chase because of safety reasons.

East Windsor Police noticed the car on Newbury Road around 11:30 p.m. and took Kevin Hartley, 24, of Bloomfield, into custody.

He was charged with engaging police in pursuit, reckless driving, operating under suspension, misuse of registration plate, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to have headlights illuminated.

Bond was set at $5,000 and he is Court: Rockville Superior Court on Nov. 10.

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