Waterford Man Shot By Police Following Car Chase

Corey Keith was arrested after being treated for his injuries. A state trooper was also treated for minor injuries after Keith allegedly drove his vehicle at police following a car chase that ended in Plainfield.

A state trooper shot and injured a Waterford man after he allegedly drove his vehicle at troopers following a car chase that ended in Plainfield on Saturday night.

According to police, Corey Keith, 44, of Waterford was spotted driving erratically along Route 12 in Plainfield but refused to obey officers' signals to stop. Other state troopers joined in pursuit on I-395 southbound. According to a report by the Associated Press, the chase ended when Keith allegedly drove his car into police vehicles and at an officer who was outside his vehicle.

Keith was taken to Backus Hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound before being taken into custody. One police officer was also treated for minor injuries at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Channel 8 reports that Keith was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the chase. A passenger riding with Keith at the time was uninjured and faces no criminal charges as a result of the incident. 
nascarblue January 13, 2014 at 07:09 AM
some people never learn, lucky the officer didn't shoot to kill
Daniella Ruiz January 14, 2014 at 08:40 AM
road rage gone wild? these crime perps seem to think they can evade the police, safe inside their custom mobile drug dispensary. aside from that, this caused Backus into a temporary lock down as they dealt with this bloody fool. it inconvenienced hundreds of innocent people and alarmed the weak and sensitive patients already in real risk. ought put this corey jerk in prison where he can have his ankles chained to a wall for a few years. it is obvious ankle monitors are not suitable for some. thanks, for a job well done by CSP and all the support officers!


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