Wanted Man Arrested, Another Injured After Dartmouth Foot Pursuit
DARTMOUTH — A wanted man is in custody and another man left injured following a foot pursuit in Dartmouth Thursday afternoon.
Dartmouth Police say at approximately 2:44 p.m. Officer Christopher Flechsig observed 20-year-old Cameron Bessette driving a motorcycle towards him while working a road construction detail in the 900 block of Reed Road.
Officer Flechsig initiated a traffic stop on Bessette due to prior knowledge of an outstanding warrant associated with drug offenses.
Immediately following the stop, Bessette abandoned his motorcycle and fled into the woods with Officer Flechsig in foot pursuit. After a short chase, Flechsig was able to place Bessette into custody.
During the chase, a private citizen who was attempting to assist Officer Flechsig was injured when he fell onto a large tree branch. As a result, he was transported to Rhode Island Hospital to receive treatment for a serious facial laceration.
In addition to the warrant, Bessette is also being charged with resisting arrest, numerous motor vehicle charges, and possession of a class D substance.