Police: Brockton man uses daughter as shield

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Brockton man led police on a car chase through four towns with his 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle, crashed his car, used the little girl as a shield, then dropped her and tried to run away.

According to the Brockton Enterprise, Kenton Wright Jr. was held on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to charges including reckless endangerment of a child, failure to stop for a police officer, and drug possession.

The chase started at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when the 30-year-old Kenton allegedly fled a traffic stop in Holbrook. The chase went through Weymouth and Abington before the car crashed into a utility pole in Brockton.

The Enterprise reports that the girl was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was OK.

Kenton has a pending drug case.

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