UPDATE: Suspect Captured in Dartmouth After Hit and Run
DARTMOUTH — More details have emerged in yesterday's capture of a suspect in Dartmouth.
State Police said that a 35-year-old Fall River man was taken into custody on State Road following an alleged hit-and-run crash Thursday afternoon.
At around 1 p.m., a state police cruiser tried to pull over a vehicle traveling at high speed eastbound on I-195 in Dartmouth, according to state police.
The car, described as a blue Acura but registered to a Chevy Malibu, did not stop.
State Police said that the car was traveling over 100 mph and weaving in and out of lanes. The trooper gave up the pursuit to prevent a possible crash.
However, the trooper saw the car take the ramp to Route 140 South, where it struck another vehicle and continued to flee.
Local police were apprised of the situation and the trooper stayed to help the driver of the vehicle that had been hit.
The blue Acura was then seen entering St. Mary's Cemetery on Route 6.
Police said the driver was seen getting out of the car, removing the license plate, and fleeing into the woods.
A perimeter was set up, with local police, K-9 units, and State Police helicopters assisting in the search.
The man was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. in the area of Route 6 towards Slocum Road.
The incident affected traffic for a few hours yesterday afternoon along Route 140 and Route 6.
Police said the investigation is ongoing.
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