Man Rammed Several Vehicles, Including School Bus: Police

A Taftville man who is on probation is accused of ramming several vehicles in several towns Wednesday morning, including a school bus full of children in New London.

Police said they received a call around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday about a driver hitting several vehicles on Route 32, near Connecticut College, and fleeing the scene.

Officials said Rubin Ramos hit several vehicles in Waterford. Then he hit more vehicles in New London, including an occupied school bus, which he struck several times, New London police said, then he fled to Groton.

A witness followed Ramos to Groton and New London police officers responded to Route 12 in Groton, where they found Ramos driving toward Ledyard, police said.

New London Police, Ledyard Police Department and Connecticut State Police worked together, used stop strips and stopped the car Ramos was driving, police said.

After he was stopped, Ramos was involved in a short struggle with police and an officer sustained minor injuries, police said.

Ramos was taken into custody and charged with operating under the influence, operating under suspension, fleeing from police, misuse of marker plant, interfering with police, two counts of reckless endangerment and six counts of risk of injury to minor.

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