WAREHAM — A man is in custody after leading police on a high-speed chase through Wareham on Friday.

Wareham Police say that at about 3:00 p.m. Friday, Officers Richard Robidoux and Aaron Pacheco responded to the parking lot of a business on Cranberry Highway for a report of suspicious activity involving a vehicle.  Two detectives with the department were also in the area and responded.

The officers approached the car and began to speak with the driver, when he suddenly accelerated and sped out of the lot. Officers pursued the suspect in their cruisers with lights and sirens on.

The car fled onto Cranberry Highway, went through the lot of Five Star gas, and then turned onto Main Street at a high rate of speed. Officer Blaise Lalli who was in the area of the Decas School, attempted to intercept the suspect however was forced to abruptly pull off the road, where he struck the sign for the American Legion Hall damaging his cruiser, and the sign as well.

Officers continued the chase until the car pulled into the driveway of 64 Fearing Hill, later found to be the residence of the driver, identified as 27-year-old Jarrett J. Galloway.

Wareham Police Department.
Wareham Police Department.

Galloway then stepped from the car with his arms partially raised, but was on the phone and refused to go the ground as ordered by the officers.

Officers finally were able to place Galloway into custody and charged him with failure to stop for police, operating to endanger, a marked lanes violation, a stop sign violation and speeding.

“We have a suspect who had zero regard for the safety of the public by driving in a dangerous manner refusing to stop for the police,” said  Wareham Police Chief John Walcek. “Thankfully there were no injuries.”

Detectives are investigating the incident further and additional charges are possible.

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