PD: Man leads Waterbury police, State Police on 17 mile chase

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)– A 37-year-old man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a 17 mile chase overnight Thursday, following a domestic incident in Waterbury.

State Police say Jimmy Bedard was believed to be armed and dangerous after he fled the scene of a domestic dispute in a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, just before 3 a.m.

Troopers located his vehicle traveling northbound on Route 8, near exit 30, but Bedard immediately reached speeds of over 100 mph, engaging police in a pursuit.

Police say Bedard engaged multiple police agencies in the chase for about 17 miles, traveling north and south on Route 8.

Bedard then exited Route 8 at Exit 38 on to Route 6 in Thomaston, where he continued for a short distance before his vehicle became disabled after he attempted to drive on railroad tracks.

Police say Bedard then fled on foot but was subdued a short distance later. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment and an evaluation.

Bedard is now in police custody in Waterbury. He will be charged via arrest warrants by State Police.

The incident remains under investigation.

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