|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
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.