GEORGETOWN — Three men were arrested this afternoon after leading state troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing a high-performance car.
At approximately 2:35 p.m., Trooper Zachary Bolcome attempted to stop a green Dodge Charger with Florida plates on Route 95 northbound in Boxford.
The Charger, allegedly trying to race other vehicles, failed to stop for traffic violations.
With lights and sirens activated, Bolcome pursued the car into Rowley, where it reached speeds well over the limit.
After a three-minute chase, Bolcome lost sight of the vehicle as it continued northbound.
Calls to the Newbury Barracks soon reported a crash on the ramp from Route 95 northbound to Route 133 in Georgetown.
Troopers found the crashed Charger abandoned in the woods.
Multiple Massachusetts State Police cruisers and K9 units established a perimeter and began a search.
At 3:22 p.m., the Georgetown Police Department received a 911 call from a resident who had seen people in the woods behind their home.
Troopers, aided by the local police, detained three individuals near the crash site.
The suspects were evaluated by Georgetown EMS, and no injuries were reported.
The driver, Gregory Marmolejo, 21, of Lynn, will face multiple charges in Haverhill District Court, including negligent operation of a motor vehicle, street racing, and unlicensed operation.
He is also charged with leaving the scene of property damage, failure to stop for police, and other traffic violations.
Passengers Abel Severino Reyes, 20, and David Garcia, 21, also from Lynn, will be charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing.
All three men are due to appear in Haverhill District Court.