At 4:31 p.m. today a motorist called the State Police Barracks in Norwell to report an erratic operator on Route 3 southbound in the area of Exit 14. The car, described by the caller as a large, gold-colored sedan, was weaving across marked lanes, almost hit the guardrail, and almost went off the road at least twice.
State Police patrols were notified. The barracks ran the sedan's plate as provided by the caller, and determined it belonged on a blue Ford Explorer.
At 4:41 p.m. a patrol caught up to the erratic gold sedan with the attached plate on Route 3 southbound in Duxbury and attempted to pull it over at approximately 4:42 pm. The driver of the sedan, a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, refused to stop and fled at a high speed. The trooper requested authorization to pursue the Crown Victoria, which was granted by Troop D Headquarters. The Troop D duty lieutenant assumed command and control of the pursuit per State Police policy, continually assessing speeds, traffic conditions, and the density of the surrounding area to determine whether to allow the pursuit to continue.
The pursuit continued along Route 3 southbound until approximately 4:47 p.m., when the fleeing suspect crashed into a guardrail south of Exit 8 in Kingston. The suspect was injured in the crash and was transported to South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth by Kingston EMS, with a trooper standing guard in the ambulance. The nature of his injuries are undetermined at this time, but are believed to be non-life threatening.
The suspect who refused to stop for the troopers is identified as MICHAEL J. MILLERICK, 56, of Charlestown. The exact charges against him are being determined.
No further information is being released at this time. If anything further is released tonight, media will receive an updated email. Otherwise, State Police Media Relations will provide an update tomorrow.
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