Massachusetts State Police Release – 07242015 – Man Arrested After Fleeing Police & Driving Wrong Way
Yesterday afternoon at approximately 3:02 p.m., the State Police Holden Barracks received a report from a Worcester County Deputy Sheriff of a vehicle traveling erratically and at high speeds on Interstate 495 in Marlborough and the vehicle had just exited and is now westbound on Interstate 290.
Trooper Luis Rodriguez was stationary on I-290 near exit 22 in Shrewsbury when he observed the described vehicle pass his location at a speed higher than the posted limit of 65. Trooper Rodriguez attempted to stop the vehicle, which it did not. The vehicle, a 2007 Dodge Caliber accelerated to over 100 mph, changing lanes to pass vehicles, including driving in the breakdown lane.
As the vehicle approached a congested construction zone, on I-290 near College Square in Worcester, the pursuit was terminated. The driver, later identified as NATHAN A. DORAN, 25, of Manchester New Hampshire, continued to maneuver through traffic. Other troopers then observed the vehicle on Route 20 westbound in Auburn.
As DORAN approached troopers stopped on Route 20, he exited the westbound lanes and began driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of Route 20 in the town of Oxford, approaching the Charlton town line. An attempt was made with a tire deflation device to disable the vehicle. DORAN continued westbound until troopers were able to position their cruisers until he could no longer continue traveling.
DORAN was placed under arrest. DORAN was transported to the Holden Barracks for booking. DORAN was charged with the following offenses:
- Failure to stop for police
- Negligent operation of a motor vehicle
- Wanton destruction of property, over $250
- Resisting arrest
- Unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle
- State Highway – Wrong way violation
- Fail to drive in the right lane
- Marked lanes violation
- Breakdown lane violation
DORAN was held on $1,000 bail pending his arraignment in Worcester District Court.
No further information is available. Please do not contact the barracks directly.