Officer loses control of cruiser during pursuit, crashes into vehicle

REHOBOTH, Mass. (WPRI) – A police officer was involved in a crash after losing control of his cruiser while in pursuit of a vehicle on Tremont Street Wednesday night.

The officer attempted to pull over a Red Mercedes Benz that was going 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to police. Police said the driver sped up, refusing to pull over.

While in pursuit, police said the officer lost control of the cruiser and crashed into another vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign.

The suspected driver of the Mercedes Benz was later found and arrested on Slater Street, police said. No injuries were reported by police.

Rehoboth police say Michael Montanez, 28, of Taunton is facing several charges including speeding, passing in a no passing zone, refusing to stop for police, reckless operation of a vehicle and driving both an uninsured and unregistered vehicle.