Brookfield police have identified a man who led an officer on a car chase, crashed his car into a utility pole, and left behind three loaded handguns and a small amount of marijuana, police said.
The man eluded police capture by running away.
Police said they are not publicly naming the man while the investigation is being completed, but he could be charged sometime this week.
The officer spotted a car at 1:30 a.m. today, April 23, on Route 62 coming out of Sharon, that seemed to be accelerating away, police said. The officer tried to catch the car but it only went faster, circling three times on the cloverleaf of Routes 62 and 82 and then heading west on Route 82, police said. The car’s speed approached 100 mph before it went through the grass median while trying to turn northbound onto Addison Road, police said.
The car went through a yard, back onto the road, and then crashed into a utility pole in the 7700 block, the impact bringing down a second pole that went across Addison and led to the road being closed much of the morning, police said.
The man ran into woods, and the officer followed. The man appeared to have a handgun and the officer yelled for him to drop it, but the man disappeared over the crest of a hill and the officer could not catch him, police said.
Police searched the car and found the guns and pot, plus items of alleged drug paraphernalia, including a digital scale and a bundle of baggies, police said.