Two suspects who were wanted for shots fired in Boston are accused of leading Massachusetts State Police soldiers in a chase towards Brockton early Friday before crashing into a pole, authorities said .
A soldier at the agency’s Milton Barracks located a vehicle at around 2 a.m. that was wanted by Boston Police following a shooting call, a state police statement said. .
Two other soldiers responded to help, and the three State Police patrols attempted to stop the car in the southbound lanes of Highway 24 south of Harrison Boulevard near Exit 19, the statement said.
The driver of the car is accused of refusing to stop. A chase was then authorized and the suspect’s vehicle took Exit 18 onto Highway 27, heading south to Brockton, the statement said.
At that point, the chase was called off, but state police cars could see the suspect’s car continuing at high speed on Highway 27 toward Brockton, authorities said.
Approaching the intersection of Route 27 and West Avenue, the driver of the vehicle lost control and crashed into a pole, officials said.
Brockton and state police responded to the crash scene and the two people in the car were arrested. The Boston Police Department has also been notified, law enforcement said.
Two guns were also found in the vehicle, authorities said.
The two suspects were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. The individuals are being held by state police pending release, after which they will be jailed on various charges, officials said.