Man Arrested After 17-Mile Long Highway Chase

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested after leading police on a high speed chase for nearly 17 miles.

The Connecticut Police reports that 37-year-old Jimmy Bedard had been wanted by police in a domestic dispute that occurred in Waterbury. He was spotted by officers traveling on Route 8 early Thursday morning but sped away in his pickup truck.

Police say Bedard was driving as fast as 100 miles per hour as he fled from state troopers and Waterbury police. The chase ended after Bedard’s pickup truck broke down as he attempted to drive over railroad tracks.

He fled on foot but was eventually subdued and transported to the hospital for evaluation. Police say charges are pending.

It couldn’t be immediately determined if Bedard has a lawyer.

___

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

This site uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognize visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and — depending on your settings and privacy choices — enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.

By continuing to use our site or clicking Agree, you agree that CBS and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalized ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy. You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings.