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I-95, Route 8/25 Stolen Car Chase Starts After Suspect Nearly Hits Cop

A chase of a stolen vehicle on Route 8/25 and I-95 started when one of the two suspects nearly hit an officer, police say.
A chase of a stolen vehicle on Route 8/25 and I-95 started when one of the two suspects nearly hit an officer, police say. Photo Credit: Pixabay

A chase of a stolen vehicle on Route 8/25 and I-95 in Fairfield County started when one of the two suspects nearly hit an officer, police say.

At about 11:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, officers were sent to a call regarding a suspicious car off of Madison Avenue in Bridgeport. When they approached the car, it took off on them, nearly striking an officer, according to Bridgeport Police.

Bridgeport Police then engaged in the pursuit, eventually going southbound on Route 8/25 to northbound I-95.

The pursuit was called off at the Bridgeport town line.

Stratford Police reported they located the car a short time later on Broadbridge Avenue near Barnum Avenue.

Bridgeport Police went to assist in trying to locate the suspects with the Stratford K-9, but were unsuccessful.

The car was recovered and brought back to Bridgeport  Police headquarters.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS.

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