A juvenile driver was charged with eight traffic violations following a police chase and his passenger was caught fleeing by a K9 police dog after Connecticut state police from Troop G in Bridgeport clocked a motorist driving about 120 mph on I-95.
The vehicle was traveling southbound near exit 40 in Milford around midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 7, state police said.
Troopers attempted to stop the Honda; however the operator increased speed and engaged troopers in pursuit. Troop G dispatch notified troopers that the Honda was reported stolen out of Ansonia.
The Honda continued to traveling south on I-95, at times in excess of 120 mph, before the operator eventually lost control on the exit 27A off-ramp in Bridgeport and struck the left side barrier.
Two male occupants fled on foot from the Honda, while two female occupants remained inside the vehicle. Both males jumped over the guardrail and ran down the embankment toward Prospect Street in Bridgeport.
Troopers engaged in foot pursuit before one of the males, Quientan Brown, was apprehended by State Police K9 Silver and taken into custody.
A few minutes later, the second male, a juvenile, was located by troopers and Bridgeport police nearby on Prospect Street, and taken into custody.
The female occupants were not charged and were released at the scene.
Quientan Brown, 27, of 798 Howard Ave., Bridgeport, was transported by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital for injuries resulting from the K9 apprehension.
Brown was charged with Interfering with a police officer and was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond. He is scheduled to appear at Milford Superior Court on Feb. 20.
The juvenile male admitted to operating the Honda, and was transported to Troop G where he was charged with second-degree larceny, third-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, evading responsibility, operating a motor vehicle without a license, failure to maintain lane and interfering with an officer.
The juvenile was released on a $10,000 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at the Bridgeport Juvenile Court on Feb. 14.
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