East Hartford man busted on weapon and drug charges following police chase

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — An East Hartford man is under arrest on weapons and drug charges. Hartford Police Detectives from the Vice and Narcotics Division say when they attempted to pull over 21-year-old Dashua Roldan last night, he took off in his Honda, struck a parked car, got out, and then fled on foot. Police claim that during the chase, Roldan tossed away a handgun. Detectives finally caught up with Roldan on 39 Bodwell Street, where they recovered the stolen handgun, marijuana, crack cocaine and prescription drugs. Roldan now faces firearm, motor vehicle and drug related charges.