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Man Arrested At Gunpoint After 140 MPH Chase, Police Say

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FILE PHOTO Connecticut State Police cruisers.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

FILE PHOTO Connecticut State Police cruisers. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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State Police say a 19-year-old Plainfield man is under arrest after he allegedly led troopers on a high speed chase for 9.7 miles, at speeds exceeding 140 miles per hour early Saturday.

Troy Phillips and a 17-year-old boy who was in the vehicle were arrested at gunpoint after the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 395 southbound in Lisbon, said police.

A trooper noticed the vehicle traveling slowly on the highway near Exit 88 in Plainfield, ran the registration, and discovered it had been reported stolen out of Plainfield earlier in the morning, said authorities.

Phillips faces charges including driving under the influence, third-degree larceny, and reckless driving.  The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, is charged with interfering and third-degree larceny.

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