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Meriden Police Capture, Arrest Man Who Hit Police Car, Ran From Officers

Meriden Police Capture, Arrest Man Who Hit Police Car, Ran From Officers

MERIDEN — Police have captured a 25-year-old man they say rammed a police cruiser Tuesday afternoon and then fled from officers.

Police said an officer saw a red Hyundai Elantra on Tuesday being driven by Mark Martin around the downtown area and learned the license plate didn't match the vehicle.

An officer stopped Martin's vehicle and exited his cruiser to speak with him, which is when police say he tried to drive around the police car and ended up running into the back of it instead.

Martin was eventually able to maneuver around the police car and fled westbound on West Main Street in his vehicle, police said. The officer attempted to follow in his patrol car but...

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