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Two Stamford cops hurt in I-95 chase

January 2, 2019

STAMFORD — Police say two officers were hurt after a 47-year-old man led them on a chase on Interstate 95 on Tuesday.

Travis Eugene Barrett, of Stephen Street, attempted to flee as an officer approached his car at Atlantic and Bell streets after seeing a woman roll a marijuana joint in the backseat, police said.

Barrett took off toward Tresser Boulevard and crossed the median, heading in the opposite direction of traffic toward the highway around 3:45 p.m., police said.

Officers Kelli Reynolds and Steve Estabrook were stationed near one of the on-ramps toward I-95 and followed Barrett’s car once he got on the highway, heading northbound.

Traffic on the highway was heavy, allowing the officers to pull up next to Barrett’s car. Police say Barrett continued to try to get away and struck one of their cruisers.

Police said Barrett got out of his car and needed to be subdued with a Taser as he resisted arrest.

Officers found 25 folds of the hallucinogen PCP in Barrett’s car, police said.

Barrett was charged with possession of a hallucinogen, possession with intent to sell, interfering with officers, engaging police in pursuit and reckless driving.

Adja Zeynabou Fall, the woman in the backseat, was charged with possession of hallucinogens.

ignacio.laguarda@stamfordadvocate.com

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