WESTPORT - A Waterbury man and two juveniles were arrested Monday after leading police in a chase with a stolen car.

Jomar Perez, 18, was charged with two counts of risk of injury to children, and one count each of interfering with an officer, first-degree larceny, motor vehicle theft, conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny and motor vehicle charges.

Perez was held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Police said an officer saw a vehicle traveling westbound on Post Road East at a high rate of speed. He followed the vehicle and observed it stopped in the middle of the Post Road at the intersection with Long Lots Road with no tail lights illuminated. A registration check for the vehicle showed it had been stolen out of Darien on Sept. 19.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but police said the vehicle would not yield and engaged the officer in pursuit. The vehicle led officers northbound on local roads into Fairfield.

The Fairfield Police department assisted and deployed stop sticks ahead of the oncoming suspect vehicle on Congress Street, which the suspect vehicle struck. The pursuit continued up Black Rock Turnpike onto Towne House Road where the vehicle crashed into a utility pole and the operator fled on foot, police said. A brief foot pursuit ensued and Perez was taken into custody a short distance away.

The two 15 year old passengers, both from Waterbury, were transported to St. Vincent's Hospital for minor injuries.

During a search of the vehicle police said two loaded 9mm handgun magazines were located in the driver’s side door pocket. Numerous debit/credit cards and several car keys to other vehicles were also located during the search. The vehicle and surrounding area were searched, but no firearm has been recovered.