A 30-year-old Mattapan man was arrested by state police after leading them on a chase that involved three different departments, a shortcut through a park and ride and a 17-year-old passenger.
Jermaine O. Omoregie was arrested Sunday and charged with the following:
- Using a motor vehicle without authority;
- Negligent operation of a motor vehicle;
- Failure to stop for police;
- Operating after a license suspension and
- A marked lane violation.
Around 7:45 p.m., Massachusetts State Police were notified that the Braintree Police Department and state environmental police were chasing a black Honda Odyssey on Route 3A toward Hull. The driver, who police said was Omoregie, was not given permission to use the car, which is owned by a family member.
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Omoregie allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 228 in Norwell to avoid a spike strip that had been deployed, when he hit another car. Soon after, police say he drove into a park and ride lot to get onto Route 3.
At this point, MSP said that a state trooper out of Yarmouth deployed a spike strip on Route 6 in Yarmouth. Omoregie drove over the device and then crashed into a wall, police said.
The 17-year-old passenger has not been charged, according to police. One state police cruiser crashed into a guardrail during the chase, and a helicopter and flight crew monitored the suspect.
It was wasn't immediately clear if Omoregie had an attorney.