Man rammed into police cruisers in North Haven, police say

NORTH HAVEN, CT (WFSB) – A man spotted with drug paraphernalia is charged with ramming police cruisers with a vehicle when officers attempted to investigate.

Enfield’s Michael Cancel was seen parked on the side of a road in the Dixwell Avenue area of ​​North Haven on Saturday morning.

Officers said they observed what looked like a man sitting in the driver’s seat who appeared unconscious.

When they approached, they said they saw drug paraphernalia on the driver’s lap.

The man eventually wakes up and runs away. The police reported that he nearly hit them with his vehicle.

Shortly after, two police officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver pulled over, but then reversed and slammed into two North Haven police cruisers.

After a brief chase, officers arrested the man.

Cancel was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, engaging officers in pursuit, reckless driving, operating a suspended motor vehicle, evading responsibility, interfering with officers , assault on a police officer and criminal trespassing.

He was being held on $50,000 bond.

Police said Cancel was also a paroled fugitive with an active warrant for his arrest in New Haven.


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