Suspect Arrested After High-Speed Chase on Route 24
WEST BRIDGEWATER — Massachusetts State Police have arrested a man after a high-speed chase that began in Brockton and ended in West Bridgewater.
A Massachusetts State Police trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 24 northbound in Brockton shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday for motor vehicle violations.
The suspect vehicle failed to stop for police and fled at a high rate of speed. Massachusetts State Police Troop H Headquarters authorized pursuit of the vehicle, which contained two occupants, and assumed command and control.
The vehicle exited Route 24 north at Exit 19 and re-entered Route 24 on the southbound side and continued to flee police at a high rate of speed.
Police say the vehicle then exited Route 24 and became disabled on Manley Street in West Bridgewater.
The 26-year-old male driver attempted to flee on foot but was captured.
The suspect was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with minor injuries.
The suspect, Keenan Ritter, 26, of Dorchester, is charged with failing to stop for police, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, marked lanes violation, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, breakdown lane violation, and fail to stop/yield. Ritter also had five outstanding warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, strangulation/suffocation, and narcotics crimes.
Ritter was one of the suspects on the Fall River Police Department's Most Wanted list.