Shortly before 03:00 hours this morning, Officers from District B-3 while patrolling their district, attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle, rather than pulling over as is the law, attempted to flee from the Officers. Responding units gave chase and continued to follow the vehicle.
The suspect continued driving away at a low rate of speed and officers were able to keep visual contact with out having to pursue it closely. Using their training, and radio communication, officers were able to box in the car by blocking multiple streets, cornering the vehicle on Willowwood Street. Rather than stopping the vehicle once the street was blocked by a clearly marked cruiser, the operator instead chose, with no regard for the health or safety of the officers or himself, to purposely and viciously ram the police vehicle.
After striking the cruiser, setting off the airbags and causing serious damage, Officers behind the suspect were able to remove him from the vehicle and take him into custody with out further incident. The two officers that were in the cruiser that was struck, luckily only suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Boston EMS transported both Officers to a local area hospital for treatment and further evaluation.
Department Auto investigator as well as detectives responded to the scene of the crash, which is still under investigation at this time. The operator of the motor vehicle that was arrested has since been identified as Keylin Hall, 28-years-old of Dorchester.
Hall has been charged with numerous Chapter 90 Traffic Violations as well as numerous Drug Charges including but not limited to the following:
–Possession of a Class B Substance
-Possession of a Class C Substance
-Operation while Suspended
-Driving without Lights
-Failure to Stop for Police
-Leaving the Scene of an Accident