Driver Arrested After 27-Mile, 115-MPH Mass Pike Chase

MILLBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — State Police arrested an Oxford man after they said he led them on a chase down the Mass Pike at speeds of up to 115 mph early Wednesday morning.

The driver, Sean McLaughlin, 35, faces a host of speeding charges, as well as several others, including for assault and larceny in separate previous incidents.

According to State Police, McLaughlin was spotted driving a gray 2014 Nissan Altima with temporary South Carolina plates erratically and over the speed limit on Route 95 in Weston around 3 a.m.

A trooper attempted to stop McLaughlin, who at first slowed down and pulled to the breakdown lane, before hitting the gas and speeding off heading west on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

State Police said McLaughlin hit speeds of 100-115 mph as he passed other cars. They eventually stopped him around 3:20 a.m. using a Stinger tire deflation device near Exit 11 in Millbury—27 miles from where the chase began.

Authorities found the car had been stolen in Sarasota, Florida, and its Florida plates were found inside the car. The temporary plates on it during the chase were found to be registered to a West Columbia, South Carolina business.

McLaughlin was arrested and charged with speeding, attaching plates, marked lanes violation, failure to stop for police, negligent operation, receiving stolen property worth over $1,200, use of a motor vehicle without authority, operating with a suspended license, and failure to signal.

In addition, State Police found McLaughlin had two existing warrants out for his arrest—one out of Worcester District Court for assault with a dangerous weapon and vandalism to a motor vehicle, and another out of Dudley District Court for breaking and entering into a vehicle, larceny, and shoplifting.

He's due in Newton District Court Wednesday for arraignment.

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