Car being chased by police crashes into Taylor Swift’s gate in Rhode Island

The car was stolen in Connecticut before the crash, police say.

A car after it crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift's beachfront home.
–Hopkinton Police Department via AP

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) — Police say a car stolen in Connecticut has crashed into the gates of singer Taylor Swift’s beachfront Rhode Island home.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey tells The Sun of Westerly that officers in the neighboring Rhode Island town of Hopkinton started pursuing the vehicle at about 1 a.m. Tuesday.

He says the car sped away from several attempts to stop it, reaching speeds of up to 65 mph. The vehicle eventually crashed into the wall outside Swift’s property in Westerly before ricocheting into the main entrance gate at about 35 mph.

The driver, 19-year-old Shykeim Edwin Lewis, of Hartford, Connecticut, faces several charges and was held on $10,000 bond. No attorney was listed in online court records.

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The car’s three other occupants were not charged.