State police: Man survives 7-story jump to escape officers

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A Bridgeport man survived a seven-story jump to escape pursuing officers, according to state police.

They say they spotted a red Nissan Maxima speeding southbound on Interstate 95 in Bridgeport around 1 a.m. Friday. They say the car was driven by 28-year-old Nelson Perez, who wasn't wearing a seat belt and led police on a high-speed chase down I-95 into Stamford.

Police say he hit two police cars in the area of Exit 8 and ran out of his car, jumped over an overpass and landed in the woods of a car dealership, where officers lost sight of him.

Police say Perez was found at the Stamford train station later Friday morning and was taken into custody. They say they found marijuana in his car. He's being held on a $150,000 bond and will be arraigned next week.

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