By Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

VERNON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police are searching for the motorist who evaded troopers on Interstate 84 in Vernon and crashed into a police cruiser before escaping.

State police say the incident began after troopers attempted to pull over a suspicious vehicle leaving the Burger King restaurant near I-84’s Exit 67 around 7:35 p.m. Tuesday.

WTIC-TV reports the driver initially stopped for police, but he refused to exit his vehicle. He then sped off as troopers followed in pursuit along I-84 westbound.

State police attempted to box in the driver but he slammed into one of their cruisers, causing minor damage.

The chase was abandoned near Exit 63 in Manchester. No injuries were reported.



State police say the vehicle is a late model black Saab 9.3 with a Connecticut plate reading AC 56942.

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