Police chases are always intriguing. You know that it’s only a matter of time before the police will get their guy but the question is, what will happen in those final moments? The fascination began to take over America after the OJ Simpson chase and many fools have tried to follow in his foot steps. But OJ didn’t get away, and most criminals don’t. It’s hard not to wonder what’s going through one’s head when they start a police chase. They have to know it won’t end well. There’s no scenario where the cop gives up and you go home and eat your Eggo waffles. That doesn’t stop them though. My favorite part is when they are forced to flee on foot. You know it’s almost all over by then.
A 23-year-old Milford man named Michael Assad wins this week’s edition of “Dumb Arrests” because after he got onto 95 without headlights on, he led police on a chase through Milford, Orange, and West Haven before finally crashing his Chevy Impala. He pushed speeds between 80 and 100 miles per hour, even on the Post Road. Police report he was riding on the rims at one point because of a flat. The one thing about Assad is that he’s not quitter. Once he crashed his car, he took off on foot, jumped an eight-foot-fence, and fell into a construction site. Police used the canine unit to get him.
He failed a sobriety test (yeah, no kidding) and they found over 100 Xanax pills on him. Call me crazy, but I think a DUI arrest is probably a better bet than the slew of charges he’ll face from leading a high speed police chase.
What makes this the most amusing is that despite the fact that he was visibly bleeding, had fallen over eight feet, and crashed his car several times, he insisted that he was fine. Nice mugshot. Convince yourself that everything is cool. Man, those Xanax are something special.
He was held on a $50,000 bond and was arraigned at Superior Court in Milford.