2 arrested after crashing stolen car into pole

Joaquin Cedeno

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Two Hartford men were arrested after fleeing from police and crashing a stolen car into a telephone pole and fire hyrant in West Hartford, early Wednesday.

Police say an officer attempted to pull over a car around Prospect Avenue, when the car accelerated at a high rate of speed and continued south over the Prospect Avenue Bridge. The officer did not engage in the pursuit but checked the construction area of the bridge due to the high speed of the fleeing car.

Once the officer came upon the overpass he saw the car had crashed into a telephone pole and fire hydrant at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Caya Avenue.

The two suspects were then found fleeing the scene. Their car, a white 1998 Acura Integra, was found to be reported stolen to Hartford police on April 29th.

Joseph Murphy

Joaquin Cedeno, 24, was charge with larceny, conspiracy to larceny, burglary tools, tampering with a MV, interfering, reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit, suspended driver’s license, evading a m/v accident and failure to obey traffic control signal.

Joseph Murphy, 30, was charged with larceny, conspiracy to larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, and interfering.

I-84’s exit 44 ramp was closed after the accident but has since been reopened.

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