Connecticut State Police have arrested a man accused of fleeing police when caught in the act of a burglary at a Southbury auto shop Friday.
Police said officers responded to Parsell’s Auto Service at 616 Main Street around 8 p.m. Friday for an alarm. Troopers noticed a garage bay slightly opened, and when they approached, a utility van came flying out of the garage, smashing the garage door and striking a police SUV.
The officers followed the vehicle, which fled down Main Street toward Route 172 as debris from the garage door and ladders fell off the van. The van crashed off the road and rolled over.
The driver, identified as 34-year-old Eric Feye of Putnam Valley, New York, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. When he was released he was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer with a motor vehicle, first-degree larceny, engaging police in pursuit, evading responsibility, failure to drive right and unsafe movement.
Feye was released on a $75,000 bond and is due in court on Dec. 27.