A man and a woman were arrested after investigators said they sped away from police after a routine traffic stop in Newington early Friday morning.
Officers stopped a motor vehicle, which was being driven by Albert Rodado, 19, for a minor traffic violation on the Berlin Turnpike just before 4 a.m.
However, the vehicle sped away from police and officers pursued the car.
Rodado and his passenger Jataime Abreu, 21 abandoned the vehicle in a residential neighborhood and they fled, according to police.
A short time later, police located and arrested Rodado and Abreu. The West Hartford Police Department K-9 unit assisted in the search.
Rodado was charged with third-degree larceny, use of a motor vehicle without permission, first-degree reckless endangerment, engaging police in pursuit, interfering with police, restricted turn and operating a motor vehicle without a license. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Abreu was charged with possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interfering with police. She is being held on a $10,000 bond.
Rodado and Abreu were arraigned in New Britain Superior Court Friday.
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Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:43:16 GMT
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