State police: Norwalk man arrested following pursuit on I-95 in New Haven

Police say there were reports of two drivers racing in BMWs near exit 44.

Robyn Karashik

Feb 20, 2024, 2:16 AM

Updated 59 days ago

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A Norwalk man was arrested on Sunday night after he led Connecticut State Police on a car chase on Interstate 95 northbound in New Haven.
Police say there were reports of two drivers racing in BMWs near exit 44. Jake Palmer, 20, was seen in a blue BMW weaving in and out of traffic and driving over 90 miles per hour, according to police.
Troopers attempted to stop the vehicles by turning on their emergency lights and sirens and conducting a traffic stop. Palmer allegedly sped up to elude the traffic stop and began swerving through multiple lanes. Officers said they called off the chase in the interest of public safety.
Palmer later turned himself in and was charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving, racing, reckless endangerment and interfering with an officer. He was released on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment at New Haven Superior Court next month.
There has been no word on if the other driver was arrested.


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