WEYMOUTH – A Randolph man is facing multiple motor vehicle charges after he led Weymouth police on a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash on the Fore River Bridge shortly before noon Thursday, March 5.
Police charged Dylan Costello, 25, of 325 Union St., Randolph in connection with the incident. He was held overnight at police headquarters and scheduled to be arraigned in Quincy District Court on Friday, March 6.
Weymouth Police Det. Sgt. Robert Regan said Officer Edward Yakubian was patrolling on Pleasant Street when he saw a black Nissan Sentra being driven erratically at a high rate of speed by a male with three other occupants in the car.
Regan said Costello sped through red lights while driving through Weymouth Heights as he headed towards Bridge Street. Several patrol cars responded to the area to assist Yakubian.
“He (Yakubian) caught up with the car on Bridge Street where it was traveling erratically,” he said.
Regan said Costello sped toward the Fore River Bridge and struck two cars at the overpass base.
"He (Costello) then lost control of the car, and it went into the southbound lane and hit another vehicle head-on," he said.
Regan said police officers assigned to a detail at the construction site of a compressor station near the bridge saw the crash and went to the scene to provide medical attention to the occupants of the cars.
“There were no reported injuries, but two cars had to be towed,” he said. “There were three occupants in the suspect’s car, his father, a four-year-old female, and a 17-year-old female.”
Regan said the teen was charged with misleading an officer’s inquiry into the crash by trying to switch seats in the Nissan.
“She will have to go to court at a later date,” he said.
Police charged Costello with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, failure to stay within marked lanes on a roadway, speeding, leaving the scene of an accident after causing property damage, concealing a license plate number, committing a subsequent offense of driving a motor vehicle with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, speeding at a higher than reasonable speed, operating a motor vehicle without authority, and two counts of reckless endangerment of a child.
Regan said Costello had 10 outstanding court warrants for previous motor vehicle violations.
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