Bridgeport man driving stolen car arrested after police pursuit
BRIDGEPORT - A 30-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested Monday after leading police on a brief pursuit in a stolen vehicle.
At around 8:30 p.m., Bridgeport police were parked on Capitol Avenue around when a dark colored sedan went racing by.
“After a brief pursuit, the suspect stopped the car and bailed on foot as the car rolled into another vehicle stopped at that light at Park Avenue,” said Scott Appleby, director of emergency management.
The suspect - identified as Austin Carr - was caught by responding units on Cleveland Avenue, east of Lincoln Boulevard a few minutes later.
“Just as he was apprehended, another Bridgeport police unit that were responding to assist, was flagged down on Madison Avenue by an Hispanic male saying his company car was just stolen,” Appleby said.
“It turned out to be the car policehad stopped.”
The passenger of the vehicle that was struck at the traffic light had unknown injuries and refused medical attention. Their car sustained minor damage to the passenger side.
Carr was charged with second-degree larceny, reckless driving, evading responsibility, criminal trespass and two counts of interfering with an officer.