Fleeing Suspect Arrested After Hitting Car Head-On and Striking Two Cruisers

At approximately 6:45pm today, April 29, 2007, officers from District C-11 in the area of Longfellow St. in Dorchester observed a motor vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way street. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the suspect motor vehicle refused to stop and fled from police officers. Officers followed the suspect at safe speeds from a distance while updating via police radio the direction of flight of the suspect motor vehicle. Based on broadcast of the officers, the suspect was once again encountered by officers at the intersection of Bowdoin St. and Adams St. There, the suspect motor again refused to stop for police officers and assaulted police officers by ramming into two police cruisers rather than stop for officers.Officers continued to follow the suspect motor vehicle losing sight of it and again locating it as it proceeded down Hancock St. crossing over to District B-2. As the suspect motor vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed, officers lost sight of the suspect motor vehicle as it made a right turn from Hancock St. to Columbia Rd. then to Dudley St. Officers next observed the suspect motor vehicle at Dudley St. and Folsom St. when it struck another car head-on that was traveling in the opposite direction on Dudley St. The suspect then fled his motor vehicle on foot after striking the oncoming car head-on. Officers pursued the suspect and caught him after a brief foot pursuit. The suspect struggled with officers but was eventually handcuffed and placed under arrest. The operator of the vehicle struck by the suspect’s vehicle was transported to Boston Medical Center by ambulance and is reported to be in stable condition. Four officers went to the hospital: two officers self applied to the Boston Medical Center, one to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, while another was transported to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by ambulance with some minor injuries as a result of this incident. The suspect, Kevin Barrow, 23, of Mattapan, will be arraigned at Dorchester District Court on numerous charges to include three counts of Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (one against the civilian operator of the struck MV, and two against the operators of the police cruisers), Driving to Endanger, Refusal to Stop for Police Officers, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Personal Injuries, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Arrest and a host of motor vehicle violations.