A South End man wanted by Boston police led authorities on a high-speed chase from Boston to West Bridgewater this afternoon before he was apprehended by State Police, officials said.
Troopers first tried to stop William Monopoli, 26, as he was traveling in a 1998 Ford Ranger pick-up truck on Interstate 93 southbound in Boston, according to a statement from David Procopio, a State Police spokesman.
Monopoli refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed down the highway to Interstate 95,and then to Route 24, striking at least one other vehicle during the course of the pursuit, Procopio said.
The chase finally ended when Monopoli crashed his truck near the West Bridgewater Park and Ride lot at the intersection of Route 24 and Route 106. He was taken into custody after trying to flee on foot, Procopio said.
Troopers from multiple barracks were involved in the pursuit. A State Police helicopter, K-9 units, and troopers on paid details also joined in the chase, Procopio said.
A list of charges against Monopoli was not immediately available, but Procopio said it will include multiple motor vehicle violations and other charges related to the pursuit.
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