State Police nab fugitive after pursuit

Pennsylvania man fled down 84, 90, and 146

A Pennsylvania man wanted as a fugitive led the Massachusetts State Police on a pursuit late Friday afternoon before crashing and being apprehended.

Genareo Brice, 28, of Chester, Penn., was spotted speeding on Route 84 eastbound at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Friday. Trooper James Farrell observed the 2017 Nissan Altima being operated by Brice and attempted to stop the speeding vehicle.

According to a State Police press release, Brice “did not comply and fled at an extremely high rate of speed.” Headquarters authorized pursuit of the speeding vehicle, sparking a police chase onto the Massachusetts Turnpike and Route 146.

Other cruisers joined in the pursuit as it continued onto Route 90 eastbound before heading onto Route 146. It was while police chased after Brice’s Altima that the suspect attempted to take Exit 12, heading onto the “off-ramp at a high rate of speed.” State Police said while attempting to navigate the exit at such great speed, “the vehicle’s hood became ajar and blocked the driver’s view, causing him to crash.” Authorities said no other vehicles were involved in the accident and Brice was not injured.

It was while troopers were on scene that Brice’s status as a Fugitive from Justice was learned. Massachusetts State Police Media Relations affirmed it was not aware of what the “underlying crime” for which Brice is wanted in his home state of Pennsylvania.

Brice was booked at the State Police barracks in Sturbridge as a Fugitive from Justice on a court warrant; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; failure to stop for police; speeding; and breakdown lane violation.

Brice is being held until his arraignment at Dudley District Court, where arrangements will be made for his transportation back to Pennsylvania.


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