SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a suspect after he crashed into a police cruiser and two parked vehicles on Wednesday.

Officers observed a vehicle with a popped tire crossing the center line of the road on Main Street near Carew Street. The driver was identified as 25-year-old Carlos Ortiz-Hilerio of Springfield. The officers attempted to do a traffic stop, but Ortiz-Hilerio refused to stop driving, over a curb and through a red light.

More officers arrived to help in this low speed pursuit as Ortiz-Hilerio ran another red light at Main Street and Boland Way. He then turned on Fremont Street and struck a cruiser with two officers inside.

Ortiz-Hilerio then drove down the wrong way on Margaret Street striking two parked cars before stopping and getting out of the car. Officers arrested Ortiz-Hilerio at 1:20 a.m.

Ortiz-Hilerio has been charged with:

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
  • OUI-Liquor
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle
  • Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident
  • Resisting Arrest