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Wanted Woman Puts 7 Officers In Hospital On Chaotic Chase
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Wanted Woman Puts 7 Officers In Hospital On Chaotic Chase

A group of seven police officers have been hospitalised following a car chase with a suspect.

A group of seven police officers have been hospitalised following a car chase with a suspect.

Yesterday morning (3 April) at around 8.45am (local time), police were alerted to a sighting of Hannah Casperson in a vehicle in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The 25-year-old was wanted alongside her boyfriend, 31-year-old Thomas Crawford, in relation to 41 vehicle break-ins.

However, in a bid to apprehend the suspect, a car chase followed which resulted in Casperson colliding with several police vehicles.

You can watch dramatic bodycam footage of Casperson ramming a police vehicle in an attempt to get away below:

The areas of an elderly living quarter in Wolfs Hill Road in Wolcott, and Munson and Brooks Hill were the most targeted by the couple, Connecticut Post reports.

Police noted that the couple allegedly stole items by smashing car windows in or by finding vehicles which were left unlocked.

At around midday on Friday, 1 April, Waterbury Police alerted Wolcott Police that the white hummer connected with the break-ins was seen heading into Wolcott.

Later that same day, police caught the couple leaving a grocery store. However, Casperson got away.

After locating her in the area of Rutledge Street in Waterbury on Sunday, police approached the young woman.

However, Casperson spotted them and fled, before she ended up colliding with a police vehicle.

According to police she sped off again immediately after.

Travelling west, Casperson crashed into another police car at Brass Mill Drive and East Main Street.

However, she came to a stop near the Monroe Turnpike and Wheeler Road after losing control of her vehicle and hitting a telephone pole.

The chase covered 22-28 miles, Newsweek reports.

Chief Keith White, from the Monroe Police Department. stated that the collision 'in the area of Route 110 by Wheeler Road [resulted] in damage to seven Waterbury police cruisers,' WFSB reports.

“[There was] extensive damage to the white hummer and damage to a pole in the immediate area," he said.

Chief White explained that 'seven of the officers were taken to the local hospital in Bridgeport to be treated for unknown life-threatening injuries at this point'.

The officers are from Waterbury police, NBC Boston reports.

“The operator of the white hummer was taken into custody. At this point, she’s also down at the hospital being treated for her injuries sustained in the incident," Chief White stated at the press conference.

The 25-year-old is reported as having various outstanding warrants, and is currently serving an 18-month probation period for previous charges.

She is now set to face additional pending charges.

Crawford has been charged with 41 counts each of conspiracy to commit third-degree burglary, third-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit sixth-degree larceny, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal mischief.

According to Wolcott authorities, his bond has been set at $75,000.

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