Woman fleeing law enforcement crashes Hummer into multiple police units, sending 7 officers to hospital – Law Officer

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WOLCOTT, Conn. — A woman who engaged in dozens of vehicle burglaries and fleeing police crashed into multiple patrol units, injuring seven officers in a chase that covered more than 22 miles. The chase ended when she slammed into a telephone pole, according to law enforcement authorities.

Hannah Casperson, 25, has been identified as a suspect in Friday’s thefts of more than 40 vehicles in Wolcott, police said. His cohort of criminals, Thomas Crawford, 31, was arrested on Friday, but police say Casperson was able to evade officers, cleveland.com reported.

Waterbury officers located a white Hummer driven by Casperson at around 8.43am on Sunday. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but it accelerated, hitting a patrol cruiser. Moments later, he collided with another police unit as the suspect vehicle was heading toward Interstate 84 West, according to a news release.

During the chase, which lasted more than 22 miles, the woman hit seven patrol cars, which sent seven officers to the hospital. The suspect eventually lost control of the Hummer and hit a telephone pole, WTNH reported.

Casperson was taken to Bridgeport Hospital and is currently receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

All injured officers are said to be in stable condition, ppolice said, according to the briefing.

Casperson has multiple outstanding warrants and will face additional charges related to thefts and prosecution. She was on probation at the time of the crime spree.

Crawford was charged with 41 counts of burglary, 41 counts of conspiracy with burglary, 41 counts of conspiracy with theft and 41 counts of criminal mischief. He is being held in jail on $75,000 bond.

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