Saturday, 2:15 PM
Man who led rush-hour highway chase remains hospitalized
(Justine Hunt/Globe Staff)
The aftermath of the chase and crash.
By Globe Staff
A 46-year-old Quincy man remains hospitalized after leading police on a chase yesterday that began when he ran a stop sign in Quincy and ended with a crash on Interstate 93 in Boston.
John Sloane is being treated at Boston Medical Center so he could not be arraigned today in Quincy District Court on charges that include assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest, said Quincy Police Captain Michael Miller.
Sloane is undergoing a series of tests and cannot be arraigned until Wednesday afternoon at the earliest, said David Traub, spokesman for the Norfolk district attorney.
The rush-hour crash also injured two Quincy police officers. Miller said they were treated and released from the hospital.
Quincy police originally tried to stop Sloane in the city’s Squantum neighborhood at about 6 p.m. for allegedly running a stop sign. But he fled and, during the chase, rammed his car into a police cruiser, Miller said.
The chase continued onto I-93 northbound during rush hour, where Sloane also allegedly rammed his car into a State Police cruiser and another Quincy cruiser, Miller said. The incident backed up traffic for miles.
The Quincy charges relate to Sloane’s ramming of the cruiser in that city. More charges will probably be filed for Sloane’s alleged misdeeds on I-93, Miller said.
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