Two hurt, one arrested after New London crash

New London — Two people suffered serious injuries Sunday night when their car was struck by a city man who was fleeing from police.

Police said that officers stopped Richard Miller, 52, of 54 Jefferson Ave., on Colman Street at about 10:13 p.m. for driving without his lights on. As an officer approached Miller’s car and began speaking with him, Miller fled down Colman Street at a high rate of speed. At the intersection with Bank Street, police said Miller failed to stop at a red light and struck a westbound vehicle on Bank Street.

The two people in the car that Miller struck had to be extricated and were then transported to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Police did not identify the two victims. Connecticut Light & Power also responded to help repair a downed power line.

Miller was charged with two counts of interfering with a police officer and held on $10,000 bond. Police said they are continuing to investigate and more charges are pending. Miller is slated to appear in New London Superior Court Tuesday if he does not make bond.

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