EAST HARTFORD - A New Britain man was arrested after he allegedly sped past state troopers early Wednesday on Route 2, refused to stop and then ran after he crashed miles away, police said.
Marcell Marcano, 25, of 30 Wainwright Drive, was driving west “at a high rate of speed” on Route 2 at 2:49 a.m. when state troopers tried to pull him over, police reports said.
When Marcano refused to stop, the troopers radioed Troop H, which was in the direction Marcano was headed, police said.
Troopers from Troop H saw the car leave Route 2 at high speed and found it at the end of the off-ramp, where it had struck a guardrail.
The driver had fled, police said. He was found about a mile away by East Hartford police.
A pistol and narcotics were found in the car, state police said.
Marcano has a criminal history that bars barring him from possessing a gun.
He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, weapons in motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and interfering with an officer.
He was held on $50,000 bond until his appearance Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court.
Lisa Backus can be reached at 860-801-5066 or Lbackus@centralctcommunications.com.