State PD: Wrong-way driver ran from police, hid in swamp - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State PD: Wrong-way driver ran from police, hid in swamp

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Leroy Sterling, 28, of Windsor (left) and Charles Miller, 28, of Saint Alban's, NY (right) were arrested after they tried to flee from state police. (State PD) Leroy Sterling, 28, of Windsor (left) and Charles Miller, 28, of Saint Alban's, NY (right) were arrested after they tried to flee from state police. (State PD)
WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

State police said stopped a wrong-way driver in Windsor during a holiday traffic stop Friday.

According to police, a car entered a ramp at exit 38 on I-91 southbound around 10:15 p.m.

Troopers were conducting a checkpoint in the area and when the driver saw police, he backed down from entrance ramp.

Police said the driver then made a U-turn and drove the wrong way on the ramp to avoid the troopers.

Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, but police said the driver refused to pull over and led them on a pursuit southbound on Route 75.

He stopped the vehicle on Hansom Hill Road and once out, he and his passenger fled on foot.

The passenger was located shortly after and was tased after refusing to comply with officers, according to police.

He was then taken into custody without further incident.

State troopers, state police K9 teams and Windsor police were dispatched to locate the driver.

After an hour long search, police found him in a swampy area in heavy brush along I-91.

Leroy Sterling, 28, of Windsor, was charged with disobeying the signal of an officer, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, improper entry of a highway and engaging in police pursuit.

Charles Miller, 28, of Saint Albans, NY, was charged with interfering with an officer.

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