Waterford Police said an officer on the lookout for the man spotted him in a car parked at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 85 at about 7:20 a.m on March 23. The man took off as the officer approached him, police said.
The man drove his vehicle down Rout 85 into New London with the officer in pursuit. When the man fled his vehicle on foot, Waterford and New London officers worked together and took him into custody on Elm Street.
"As always our thanks to the New London Police Department for their excellent work in assisting us," Waterford Police said.
The man, identified as Eric Smith-Walker, 33, last known address of 22 West High St., New London, was charged with:
- engaging an officer in pursuit
- reckless driving
- interfering with an officer
- taking a motor vehicle without owner's permission
- operating under suspension
According to the state Judicial Branch website, Smith-Walker has more than a handful of convictions to his name.