Suspect in Sunday’s police chase faces laundry list of charges

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MONROE, CT — Hannah Casperson, 25, a suspect in thefts in Wolcott and Waterbury who stands accused of fleeing city police Sunday, leading to a pursuit that ended after she reportedly crashed into seven police cruisers and a utility pole in Monroe, resulting in the hospitalization of her and seven Waterbury police officers, was arraigned at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Monday.

After striking the utility pole in front of 816 Wheeler Road, police said Casperson attempted to escape on foot, but was taken into custody by Waterbury police on the scene.

She was charged with seven counts of assault on a public safety officer, three counts of criminal attempt at assault on a public safety officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, interfering with an officer, failure to insure a private vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to obey a stop sign, improper turn signal, failure to drive in the proper lane, evading responsibility, engaging police in a pursuit, reckless driving and traveling unreasonably fast.

Casperson, who is originally from Brookfield, was held on $750,000 court set bond and turned over to the Department of Corrections.

She is still under investigation by multiple police departments in the Waterbury area and the accident in Monroe is still under investigation by the Monroe Police Department.

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