Shrewsbury Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop
Shawn Warren faces numerous charges after he was reportedly seen swerving on Route 290.
Sunday afternoon Massachusetts State Police Trooper Paul Weinschenk was patrolling Route 290 when he attempted to stop a vehicle that was operating erratically.
According to state police reports, the trooper "observed a Honda SUV speeding and weaving through traffic" before following the vehicle off the highway at Grafton Street in Worcester.
The operator allegedly fled in his vehicle when the trooper activated his emergency lights. Trooper Weinschnek pursued the vehicle for a short time but backed off due to safety concerns for the public.
The report says that a second trooper observed the man parking the vehicle and taking off on foot down Coral Street where he was soon captured with the help of several troopers and witnesses.
Shawn Warren, 38, of Shrewsbury was charged with failure to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and marked lanes violation.
He was released shortly after and was scheduled to appear in Worcester District Court yesterday.