Driver of Allegedly Stolen Car Takes Haverhill, State Police on New Year’s Day Pursuit

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A chase began after Haverhill Police tried to stop an allegedly stolen car near Central Plaza Tuesday, police said. (File photograph)

A person behind the wheel of an allegedly stolen car with out-of-state plates took Haverhill and State Police on a chase that extended beyond city limits to area highways, WHAV has confirmed.

Haverhill Police spokesman Capt. Stephen J. Doherty said local officers attempted to stop a black Chrysler 200 near Central Plaza around 12:45 p.m. When the vehicle—believed to be stolen—fled, Haverhill officers pursued the car onto Interstate 495. State Police offered mutual aid once on the highway, deploying “tire deflation devices” at two locations. The car was not stopped during any part of the chase, which also extended to Interstate 93 South and into Harvard.

According to a State Police press release, the Chrysler, with two people inside, drove in an “extremely aggressive manner” and hit two cars along the way. No injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing with no suspects at this time, Doherty said.