Man leads police on high speed chase
A suspect led Wareham Police on a high speed chase at around 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. Officers Richard Robideaux and Aaron Pacheco responded to a report of suspicious activity involving a vehicle in a Cranberry Highway parking lot.
When the officers approached the car and began to speak with the driver, the man suddenly sped out of the lot. The officers chased him in a cruiser with sirens and lights on as the man drove onto Cranberry HIghway, through the parking lot of Five Star Gas, and then onto main street.
An officer near Decas School tried to cut the driver off, but he was forced to pull off the road, striking the American Legion Hall sign and causing damage to both the sign and the cruiser.
Eventually, the man pulled into the driveway at 64 Fearing Hill Road and got out of the car with his arms partially raised while talking on the phone.
Jarrett J. Galloway, 27, was arrested and charged with failure to stop for police, operating to endanger, a marked lanes violation, a stop sign violation, and speeding. Detectives are investigating the incident and further charges are possible.
“We have a suspect who had zero regard for the safety of the public by driving in a dangerous manner refusing to stop for the police,” said Acting Chief John Walcek. “Thankfully there were no injuries.”