Traffic stop in Montgomery leads to pursuit and arrest

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MONTGOMERY — A routine motor vehicle stop by the Russell-Montgomery Police Department turned into a pursuit and subsequent arrest early this morning.

At about 6:30 a.m., a police officer attempted to pull over a grey Honda Accord for speeding in the center of town near 161 Main Road.

The driver initially stopped but then fled the scene, striking a guardrail and a speed limit sign in the process.

The chase ended near 477 Main Road, where the male driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot into the woods, leaving behind a female passenger who sustained minor injuries.

She was transported to Baystate Noble Hospital by ambulance.

Massachusetts State Police, along with an MSP K-9 unit and Huntington Police, arrived to assist in the search.

The K-9 unit successfully tracked the suspect, who was apprehended shortly thereafter.

The suspect also received minor injuries and was taken to Baystate Noble Hospital by Hilltown Ambulance, followed by his release into police custody.

He was processed at the Russell-Montgomery Police Department before being transported to Westfield District Court for arraignment on multiple charges.

The Russell-Montgomery Police Department expressed gratitude to all the agencies and individuals that provided support during the incident, with a special acknowledgment to the Montgomery Fire Department for their assistance.

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