A Bridgeport man led Weston and Redding police on a chase in both his vehicle and on foot on Friday night, July 13, which resulted in damage to a Redding police car and the man being tasered in order to subdue him.
A report from Weston Police Sgt. Matthew Brodacki said charges were pending Friday night against Jaime I. Gonzalez after he was taken into custody by the police.
Weston police responded to the area of Rt. 53 (Newtown Turnpike) near the Weston/Redding town line at about 6 p.m. Friday to search for a vehicle involved in two separate evading motor vehicle crashes. Upon arrival, officers from both Weston and Redding departments located the suspect vehicle and initiated a motor vehicle stop.
During the stop, the vehicle backed into a Redding police car, causing significant front-end damage. WTNH News reported there were Redding officers in the police cruiser at the time, who were “shaken up but … not injured.”
Mr. Gonzalez then got out of his vehicle, and led police on a foot chase. Sgt. Brodacki said the suspect failed to comply with commands from police and was “combative,” striking officers and punching out the window of a Redding police cruiser.
Police used a taser to subdue Mr. Gonzalez, who was taken into custody and then to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.