Man Leads Watertown Police on Chase

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On Aug. 28 at 6:28 p.m., a Watertown Police officer spotted a suspicious car parked in front of a home on Nichols Avenue near Melendy Avenue.

The officer approached the car and identified himself a police officer.

“The man took off in his car at a high rate of speed,” Grady said. “He lead police on a short chase.”

The driver headed down Nichols Avenue, turned onto Dexter Avenue, headed up to Mt. Auburn Street, turned onto Arlington Street, got onto Arsenal Street and eventually went back to his Nichols Avenue. Police were waiting for him there, Grady said.

During the chase, the man repeatedly drove on the wrong side of the road, ran stop signs and lights, and sped, Grady said.

The driver, Luis A. Diaz, 35, of Watertown, was arrested for 29 counts: one count of failing to stop for police, one count of operating recklessly as to endanger, seven counts of failing to stop/yield, 12 counts of marked lanes violation, two counts of operating left of the center of the road, and six counts of speeding.

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