BRIMFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Both lanes of the Mass Pike heading westbound in Brimfield were temporarily closed on Thursday following a police chase that ended there.
According to a Worcester Police Department news release, the chase began after a domestic incident outside a restaurant. When officers got there, the suspect allegedly walked toward his car and tried to get in despite a Worcester police officer informing he was under arrest for domestic assault and battery. The officer used pepper spray in a physical struggle with the suspect, but Worcester police said in the news release that it did not phase him.
The suspect allegedly put his car in reverse, dragging the officer three feet, before taking off and eventually heading onto I-90 West. Massachusetts State Police then deployed stop sticks near the Charlton Barracks. The suspect’s vehicle came to a stop in Brimfield after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a median.
Both westbound lanes were closed while crews cleaned up debris on the roadway. The name of the suspect is not being released due to domestic laws.