Connecticut State Police have arrested two Meriden residents after they were found to be drag racing on Route 15.
Police said they were working patrols along Route 15 near the I-691 overpass in June 2017 because of complaints of racing when they observed several cars setting up for a race.
Officers attempted to stop one of the vehicles involved when it fled. Police did not pursue the vehicle, but it quickly lost control and struck a State Police cruiser.
Both the driver and the passenger fled to a second vehicle which drove away from the scene.
Police were able to locate both a short time later at Midstate Medical Center where they had sought medical treatment for minor injuries and were arrested by warrant in October 2017.
Officers arrested the driver, 23-year-old Alexis Burgos, and charged him with several motor vehicle offense including reckless driving, evading responsibility, assault third-degree and interfering with an officer. He was released on a $10,000 bond, he is due in court on October 19.
His passenger, 29-year-old Efren Santiago, was also arrested and charged with speeding for wager, interfering with an officer and operating a motor vehicle without a license. Santiago was released on a $10,000 bond with a court date later this month.
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