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Marathon chase: ‘Erratic’ driver leads police on wild ride from Hopkinton to Dorchester

Authorities deployed "tire deflation devices" to bring the vehicle to a halt.

An unidentified driver led Massachusetts State Police on a chase from Hopkinton to Dorchester, some 30 miles, on Wednesday morning, that ended only when police were able to deflate the tires on the suspect’s vehicle.

WBZ reports State Police were informed by a witness that a driver was operating “erratically” on the Massachusetts Turnpike’s eastbound side in Hopkinton around 1:15 a.m. The driver sped off when troopers tried stop to the vehicle.

Police pursued the vehicle until a road construction zone in Southboro, according to the news station. Troopers picked up the chase in Natick, where the work zone ended.

Authorities said they used “tire deflation devices at multiple points” that eventually deflated the vehicle’s four tires before it came to a stop on Route 93 south in Dorchester.

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“The operator of the vehicle was evaluated on scene by Boston EMS, taken into custody and transported back to the State Police-Charlton Barracks for booking,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio told WBZ in statement.

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