Man Fleeing from Officer Crashes Into Cruiser: Police

Two Trumbull police officers went to the hospital after a man who was fleeing from another officer hit their cruiser early Friday morning, police said.

Police said a Trumbull police officer was trying to stop a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Jose Rey, 50, of Bridgeport, for a motor vehicle violation and Rey led him on a chase.

Rey got onto Route 25 south at Daniel’s Farm Road and continued until he reached exit 6, at Old Towne Road at 1:40 a.m., where he proceeded to pull off the road and hit a police cruiser that two Trumbull police officers were in to attempt to block Rey's car, police said.

WARNING: The mug shot of Jose Rey is graphic and might be disturbing to some people. It is included at the bottom of this article. 

Both officers were injured, but were able to take the suspect into custody.

They were then taken to the hospital to be treated for minor head and facial injuries, but are expected to be OK.

Rey was also taken to the hospital to be treated before he was placed under arrest.

Rey was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotics, possession of a lost or stolen license plate, reckless driving, engaging an officer in pursuit, failure to obey a red light and several other motor vehicle violations.

At the time Rey was arrested, he was also wanted by the Stratford Police Department for failing to appear in court for prior motor vehicle and drug charges.

He is being held on a $75,000 bond and is charged with the following violations:

The exit 6 off of Route 25 South was closed, but has since reopened.

Trumbull Police
Jose Rey is accused of crashing into a police cruiser.
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