Stamford Man Leads Police On Low-Speed Pursuit

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A city man is facing charges after he allegedly led police on a pursuit through the downtown before ending up in Shippan, police said.
A city man is facing charges after he allegedly led police on a pursuit through the downtown before ending up in Shippan, police said. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A Stamford man who led police on a low-speed pursuit through Stamford on Monday afternoon began struggling with police after he got out of his vehicle but cooperated when he saw an officer pull his Taser, police said.

Sasan Maramkhan, 27, of Stamford struck several vehicles in the downtown area and forced police officers working security at road construction jobs to move hastily out of the way, police said.

He is charged with three counts each of first-degree assault and evading responsibility plus one count each of reckless driving, disobeying an officer's signal, interfering with an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident started shortly after noon in the downtown when someone asked officers to stop a vehicle that had been in a minor accident, police said. When police attempted to do so, the motorist decided to bolt and wound his way through city streets in a low-speed pursuit before stopping on Soundview Drive in the Shippan area. 

The suspect got out of his vehicle and struggled briefly with officers until he saw the Taser and obeyed police.

Maramkhan was charged but taken to a hospital after he complained of not feeling well.

No one was injured in the incident, police said. 

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