Driver gives ride to Conn. officer in foot pursuit

The officer was dropped off in front of the suspect and arrested him


Associated Press

NORWICH, Conn. — Police in Connecticut say they were able to apprehend a suspect they were running after thanks to a passing motorist who saw the foot pursuit and offered an officer a ride.

The Bulletin of Norwich reports that two Norwich officers on Wednesday pulled over a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in an earlier road rage incident.

The driver fled on foot and officers gave chase.

During the pursuit, an unknown citizen driving by offered a ride to one officer, who accepted. The officer was dropped off in front of the suspect and arrested him.

The anonymous driver then left the scene, but police issued a public thank you.

The suspect, meanwhile, faces a charge of driving a motor vehicle while under suspension, and drug offenses.

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