On December 25, 2020 at approximately 3:48 A.M., an Officer with the Plainfield Police Department observed a four door silver Mercury Milan that was traveling south on Norwich Road had no lights illuminated and also did not have a rear registration plate. The vehicle had heavy front passenger side damage.
The marked patrol cruiser pulled behind the vehicle and activated its emergency equipment in an attempt to conduct a motor vehicle stop. The vehicle pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot and as the Officer stepped from his vehicle, the white male operator accelerated taking off through the drive through towards Norwich Road. The Milan then turned left and continued south on Norwich Road still with no lights illuminated. The Officer returned to his cruiser and continued south with no visual on the vehicle which is believed to have passed a tractor trailer truck.
The vehicle was located a couple miles south in the area of the VCA Animal Hospital unoccupied and heavily damaged. The vehicle appears to have lost control going off the south side shoulder and into the front yard where it came to rest.
A K-9 from New London Police Department arrived and conducted a traffic but due to the heavy rains and winds was unsuccessful. Officers continued to comb the area but were unable to locate the operator.
At this time this crash is still under investigation. Given the seriousness of the crash it is believed the operator is going to require medical attention so the Plainfield Police are asking anyone with information on the male operator’s where about to please contact the Plainfield Police Department at 860-564-0804.