Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
March 5, 2010

On March 5, at 3:13 a.m., State Troopers initiated a motor vehicle stop for a vehicle reported stolen from Foxwoods Casino, a 2004 Chevrolet Impala Yellow Taxi Cab, traveling west on Route 2 at exit 9 in Glastonbury.

Troop K had previously attempted to stop this same vehicle and subsequently terminated the pursuit.  The vehicle reportedly continued to travel in a reckless manner at a very high rate of speed. The driver failed to stop for a Trooper.

Troopers were successful in disabling the vehicle using stop sticks on Route 2 in East Hartford and reducing the car’s speed to 35-40 mph.  The vehicle traveled onto Interstate 91 where it attempted to strike several involved Troopers and ultimately struck one cruiser.

The accused’s vehicle was brought to a stop on I-91 Northbound, north of exit 33. The accused, Seth Victor (DOB:12/10/72) of 46 Dix Ave., New Britain, was combative. 

The accused was taken into custody and was subsequently transported to Hartford Hospital where he remains in police custody on $100,000 bond.  He is scheduled to be arraigned in GA-12 on March 8, 2010.  He was arrested for the following:

1.      Larceny MV in 1st Degree                  53a-122

2.      Engaging Officer in Pursuit                 14-223

3.      Reckless Driving                               14-222

4.      Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree      53a-63

5.      Failure to Drive Right                         14-236

6.      Assault on a Police Officer                  53a-167c

7.      Interfering with Police                        53a-167a


            No injuries were reported by any involved Troopers.  State Police are continuing the investigation into this incident.