Quincy police chase ends in crash, drug charges for two men

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QUINCY — A routine traffic stop escalated into a high-speed chase and eventual crash on Thursday, leading to the arrest of two men on multiple drug-related charges.

Quincy Police Department’s K-9 unit pulled over a Chevrolet Equinox on Independence Avenue at about 4:25 p.m., after the vehicle was observed by the department’s Drug Control Unit (DCU) allegedly conducting a drug transaction.

When the vehicle initially stopped and then sped away, the pursuit began, crossing into Braintree and onto the Interstate 93/Route 3 corridor, known as the Braintree Split.

For safety reasons, the pursuing officer turned off his emergency lights and siren as the Equinox increased its speed dangerously.

However, the chase came to an abrupt end when the fleeing vehicle collided with another car, causing both to become disabled.

The two occupants of the Equinox attempted to flee on foot but were quickly apprehended by law enforcement, including the Massachusetts State Police and Quincy Police K-9 units, near the crash site.

The following day, detectives and a K-9 unit discovered a firearm near the scene, believed to be related to the incident.

The driver of the car hit by the suspects was taken to Beth Israel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Paulino Alfonso-Miranda, 34, of Randolph, and Jalen S.

Wilkinson, 27, who is homeless, were taken into custody and face a slew of charges, including distribution and possession with intent to distribute narcotics, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and resisting arrest.

Alfonso-Miranda faces additional charges related to the failure to stop for police, leaving the scene of an accident with injury and property damage, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, and resisting arrest.

Both men were arraigned in Quincy District Court on Friday.

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