Naked Driver from Enfield Arrested in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Springfield Police

Police in Springfield, Massachusetts, have arrested an Enfield, Connecticut, man they said got out of his car naked and started jumping and dancing in the street after hitting a curb and getting a flat tire. 

Springfield police said an officer on patrol spotted a speeding car with its lights off running stop signs at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. 

The vehicle failed to make a turn before hitting the curb and blowing out the tire. 

The driver eventually complied with verbal commands to get on the ground so officers could handcuff him. He was taken to Baystate Hospital for an evaluation. 

Police say 30-year-old Dereck Dent, of Enfield, Connecticut, faces several driving charges and was wanted on several warrants. 

Police said Dent was involved in a police chase in Enfield on Monday and might have been involved in another crime earlier in Springfield. 

He couldn't be reached for comment, according to the Associated Press, and it wasn't clear if had hired a lawyer. 

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