Driver Arrested After Fleeing Police in Stolen Car
A 19-year-old Boston man driving a stolen car was arrested in Middleboro early Friday morning, after failing to stop for police in Wareham.
On Friday, January 6, 2017 at approximately 1:45 am, Wareham Police Sergeant Dan Henderson was traveling on Cranberry Highway in the area of Benny’s, when he noticed a vehicle traveling toward him at a high rate of speed. When Sgt. Henderson turned around and attempted to top the vehicle, the operator turned off the headlights and accelerated in an attempt to avoid being stopped.
The vehicle, a 2016 Mazda sedan, continued at a high rate of speed westbound on Cranberry Highway to the Route 28/Route 195 overpass, traveling on the opposite side of the roadway. For safety reasons, Wareham Police discontinued the pursuit and notified Rochester and Middleboro Police Departments that the vehicle was headed toward the respective towns.
A short time later, Middleboro Police reported the vehicle, which had been conformed as stolen from Boston, had been stopped on West Grove Street. Wareham Police officers responded to the scene, where 19-year-old Rushawn Davis of Boston, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was placed under arrest on six charges: Receiving Stolen Property (Motor Vehicle), Operating to Endanger, Failure to Stop for Police, Failure to Stop for a Red Light, Operating Without Headlights, Speeding, Improper Passing, and Marked Lanes Violations.
Davis was held at the Wareham station and will be arraigned on the charges today at Wareham District Court.