Road rage leads man to arrest at city garage

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:28
Written by LISA BACKUS


NEW BRITAIN - A West Hartford man has been charged after an apparent road-rage-fueled chase Tuesday that ended with his arrest in a city garage where police officers refuel their cruisers, police said.

Marvin Mack, 34, of 80 Cortland Circle, allegedly rear-ended two vehicles in an attempt to force them off the road during the incident, at around 2 p.m. Tuesday, then followed one of into the area of the city garage on Harvard Street, where an officer was refueling, Capt. Jeanette Portalatin said.

The officer moved in to pull Mack from his car, Portalatin said, but the suspect kept driving.

“He hit two other vehicles in the lot before he stopped and the officer pulled him out,” Portalatin said. “He then resisted the officer, who, with the aid of a bystander, got him under control.”

The officer was treated for scrapes and small cuts at a hospital, Portalatin said.

Officers who searched Mack’s car found 35 grams of cocaine and drug paraphernalia, she said.

Mack was charged with possession of narcotics, interfering with police, reckless driving, assault on police, possession of narcotics with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree breach of peace and operating under suspension.

He was released after posting bond and will be arraigned in New Britain Superior Court in the next few weeks.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:28. Updated: Thursday, 11 October 2018 21:31.