Bristol man arrested after speeding away from officers twice

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BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH) — Bristol police made an arrest Thursday night in connection with an incident earlier in the day, in which local Michael Lowery sped off while interacting with an officer, almost injuring them.

On Thursday morning, around 10:45 a.m., a Bristol officer responded to the area of 26 Birchwood Drive on a complaint of a suspicious person in a car. The officer made contact with Michael Lowery, 34, of Bristol, after spotting his Hyundai bearing New York plates. Police say Lowery sped off while interacting with the officer, who had to jump out of the way to avoid being seriously injured by the fleeing vehicle. Lowery’s car was last spotted speeding into Farmington, however it was not located.

After applying and getting approval for an arrest warrant, officers found Lowery near his home on Stafford Avenue, where they attempted to make an arrest. Police say they attempted to stop him but he was able to elude them once again driving the vehicle at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. He then parked the vehicle and attempted to escape on foot, however he was spotted walking on Farmington Avenue at Collins Road, where police say he was taken into custody without a struggle.

For the earlier incident, Lowery was charged with to criminal attempt at assault on an officer, reckless driving, and disobeying order of an officer charges from the earlier incident, with a $50,000 bond. Additionally, from this latter incident, he was charged with reckless driving and engaging in pursuit charges, and a $15,000 bond.

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