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High-Speed Chase And Collision: Man Faces Charges  [HAMPTON, VA]

High-Speed Chase and Collision: Man Faces Charges [HAMPTON, VA]

HAMPTON VA, (May 28, 2024) — A high-speed chase and collision early Friday morning resulted in a Massachusetts man facing over a dozen charges. The pursuit concluded with the suspect’s vehicle veering off the road and overturning, according to Hampton Police Chief Alex Reno.

Robert Madrigal, 25, of Methuen, Massachusetts, remains in custody after appearing before a judge on 14 charges, including possession of drugs with intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, driving under the influence, reckless driving, operating after suspension, disobeying an officer, and leaving the scene of an accident, among others.

Madrigal also has an outstanding warrant from Salem District Court, Chief Reno stated.

“He’s scheduled for a probable cause hearing for the felony drug charges,” Reno said. “There were several different types of drugs in the car, and the quantity raised the charge to possession with intent to distribute.”

The incident began when Hampton police attempted to stop Madrigal’s 2020 black Nissan Rogue for a suspected vehicle violation on the morning of May 24. Initially, Madrigal slowed to a stop, but then he sped away, Reno explained. As he tried to turn onto Route 286 at a high speed, he lost control, causing the car to leave the road.

High-Speed Chase and Collision: Massachusetts Man Faces Multiple Charges After Pursuit Ends in Crash

Route 286 where the tragic incident happened

“There were four people in the vehicle,” Reno noted. “They all fled the scene. With the assistance of Seabrook police and Salisbury police, we were able to apprehend all individuals involved.”

Madrigal was arraigned Friday afternoon and remains in custody awaiting his probable cause hearing. From Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27, the department responded to 330 calls for service, a level Chief Reno described as “standard” for busy summer weekends.

“We made 134 motor vehicle stops,” Reno said. “We’re emphasizing motor vehicle travel this year to focus on safety. We made 20 arrests, six for driving under the influence. Aside from two shoplifting arrests, most were alcohol-related, like disorderly conduct.”

The high-speed chase and collision, coupled with the significant number of arrests over the weekend, highlight the ongoing challenges law enforcement faces in ensuring road safety and maintaining order during peak times.

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NoteWhile we strive for accuracy, please notify us of any inaccuracies regarding this incident. We rely on external sources for information and will make corrections as necessary.

DisclaimerThis post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or medical advice. If you’ve been injured in an accident, seek immediate medical attention. The photo included in this post is not from the actual scene of the accident

Source: SeaCoastOline

The map below shows Route 286 where the tragic incident happened

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