Police: CT Man Crashed Stolen Car Dodging Cops With Toddler Inside
I have no words for the recklessness of these actions.
This is a perfect example of total disregard for life, much less the law. If this guy is found guilty, I say throw away the key. Endangering a child like this is unforgivable.
In a story from nbcconnecticut.com, Hamden police say they spotted someone driving erratically and discovered the vehicle was stolen. According to police, when they saw the car, they attempted to stop it. That's when the story takes an awful turn.
According to the report, 21-year-old Gamalier Estrada of New Haven, first tried to ram the officers when they tried to pull him over. Now, it goes from bad to worse. After speeding at them, police say Estrada took off in the car, hit another vehicle, a tree and a utility pole before coming to a stop. He then allegedly took off on foot from the scene, but returned. Why, you ask?
Because all of this was done with his two-year-old son in the back seat of the stolen car. Can you say, "Dirt bag?"
Estrada was arrested and charged with larceny, risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, interfering with a police officer, engaging an officer in pursuit and operating under suspension. The Department of Children and Families have been notified.