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Police: Man in stolen car drove 21 miles on flat tires, struck 3 cruisers in attempt to evade arrest

CONCORD, Mass. — A man in a stolen vehicle drove 21 miles on flat tires and slammed into three police cruisers on Route 2 in attempt to evade arrest early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Tristan Breton, 26, of Manville, Rhode Island, is slated to be arraigned in Clinton District Court on charges including failure to stop for police, motor vehicle larceny, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of vandalizing property, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, marked lanes violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and speeding, according to Massachusetts State Police.

A trooper patrolling Route 190 north in Sterling just before 3 a.m. spotted a Dodge Charger that had been reported stolen out of Rhode Island. The trooper tried to pull over the Charger, but Breton allegedly refused to stop, ran over tire deflation devices that were set up ahead, and continued to flee onto Route 2 east.

Breton later passed the Interstate 495 interchange in Littleton, where police say the vehicle was driving on its rims. A trooper was ultimately able to box Breton in on the highway in Concord near Walden Pond.

While bringing the pursuit to an end, Breton struck and damaged three cruisers, according to state police. He was then taken into custody.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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