Norwalk, CT (May 5, 2019) - Norwalk Police have confirmed an accident during the early hours of Sunday morning. Police attempted a stop of a driver for running a red light. The driver refused to give the officers his keys and took off in his vehicle running one police officer down as he fled.
The red light that was run was on Main Street. The driver was initially stopped on Wall Street and was identified as the driver as Terrance Parker, 41, of Norwalk. Parker's vehicle registration, as well as his license, were both under suspension.
The officer smelled alcohol and told Parker his automobile was going to be towed. Parker reportedly became hostile and argumentative and instead of handing over his keys to the officer, took off and fled the scene at a high rate of speed. In the process of fleeing, Parker hit another officer standing next to the car and knocked him down.
The officer who was hit was taken by ambulance to Norwalk Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A Westport officer spotted Parker's car on I-95 where Parker engaged the officer in pursuit. Parker was apprehended by the Westport Police, Connecticut State Police, as well as Bridgeport Police on Boston Avenue in Bridgeport.
Parker was arrested and charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Interfering with a Police Officer, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Operating Under Suspension, Failure to Obey Traffic Control and Failure to Carry Insurance. He has a bond set at $100,000 and has a court date on May 12th.
Our thoughts are with the injured officer and hope he sees a full and fast recovery.
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