Westport police and Connecticut state police were allegedly taken on a 40-mile high-speed chase by 18-year-old Jordan Butler and his three underage friends on Monday morning (April 30) before they were caught in Guilford. We have the latest information on the chase and what Butler is currently being charged with.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on April 30, police began to pursue two vehicles, one of which, a dark-colored Acura, was wanted in connection with a number of car break-ins. Westport police called ahead to Connecticut state troopers to advise them that the two vehicles had entered the northbound Interstate 95 via exit 18.
With the use of the Department of Transportation’s highway cameras, troopers located the Acura near where it had stopped at exit 30. It was apparently at this point that the Acura’s four occupants abandoned the car and piled into a silver Hyundai, which turned out to be stolen.
The Hyundai was quickly located near exit 44 near West Haven. It was at this point that state troopers were in full pursuit. The pursuit continued until stop sticks were deployed near exits 59 and 60 in Guilford, Connecticut.
Four Individuals Arrested
Troopers then arrested the suspected driver of the car, Jordan Butler, and the other three occupants in Guilford. These three offenders range in age from 14 to 17. As they are under 18 years of age, they were issued juvenile summons and released into their parents’ care.
Butler, being 18 years old, is not so lucky. He is currently facing charges that include reckless driving, engaging police in a pursuit, risk of injury to a minor, second-degree larceny, and illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension.
These charges do not include any from Westport police, which are pending. Butler is currently being held on a $25,000 bond and is due to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.