When Should Police Pursue? When Should They Back Off?

A police chase ended with a crash in Danvers on Wednesday. How far should police go to pursue a fleeing suspect?

A police pursuit that started in Middleton and ended with a crash in Danvers on Wednesday prompted a conversation on Danvers Patch about when police should pursue a suspect.

The crash hapenned at the intersection of Pine and Maple streets at about 9:05 a.m. It lasted about 4 miles from the center of Middleton and reached speeds up to 80 miles per hour, according to police.

After the crash, the driver was arrested and faces 10 charges.

Some users said that crash should not have continued through an area they said had heavy traffic and children going to school. Others said the police should have pursued the suspect and the police should be supported for the effort to chase and arrest the man - a 35-year-old man from Lawrence who had four warrants out for his arrest.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Les Moore January 24, 2013 at 08:59 PM
Those users who think that kids were on thier way to school are delerious.......which schools open after 9am?............NONE!!..........get off your liberal soap-box and face reality..........these criminals need to be captured and locked up...........not coddled and supported with our tax dollars!!!!!!!
Nate January 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM
Right on Les


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