LEICESTER, Mass – An early morning traffic stop Saturday resulted in a short police pursuit and two Worcester residents being arrested for illegal drug possession.
Sean M. Davin, 31, of 209 Burncoat St., and Tori Chisholm, 30, of 19 Tatman St., were arrested and charged with multiple offenses after fleeing from police.
Leicester Police Chief James Hurley said the incident began at approximately 1 a.m. when Leicester Police Officer Craig Guertin saw a Toyota Camry speeding down Stafford Street. Guertin radioed ahead, and Officer Frank Bulman located the vehicle and attempted to stop it for multiple motor vehicle violations. The vehicle did not stop, however, and turned onto Auburn Street in Leicester heading toward Auburn.
The vehicle eventually made its way into Oxford onto Comins Road near Route 56, where the suspects pulled into a parking lot and the vehicle crashed into some heavy brush, police said.
The passenger ran off, but Davin, the operator of the motor vehicle, was taken into custody at the scene and has been charged with possession of a Class B substance, operating a motor vehicle after license being revoked for being a habitual traffic offender, failure to stop for a police officer, operating without headlights, speeding, negligent operation of a motor vehicle as well as a marked lanes violation.
Davin also had an active warrant outstanding for his arrest, police said.
A State Police K-9 unit was brought to the scene and located the passenger, police said. Chisolm denied being in Davin’s said she had simply fallen asleep in the wooded area several hours earlier, police said.
She was also taken into custody and has been charged with possession of a Class B substance. She was booked at the Leicester Police Department and was released. She is scheduled to appear in court early next week.
Hurley said there were no injuries as a result of the incident but that the vehicle Davin was operating did sustain some damage as a result of leaving the roadway and crashing into the thick brush.
Leicester Police were assisted during the incident by the Auburn and Oxford Police and Massachusetts State Police. Guertin and Bulman handled the arrests and investigation.