Man Faces Long List of Charges After Alleged Hoyt Street Pursuit

Keith Major of Greenwich reportedly sped away when police attempted to stop him for speeding.

A Greenwich man is facing a slew of charges after allegedly leading police on a chase down Hoyt Street early Wednesday.

Keith Major, 36, was arrested and charged with engaging police in a pursuit, reckless operation, speeding, interfering with an officer, passing in a no passing zone, failure to drive right, failure to obey a stop sign, failre to signal, and failure to keep right on a curve. He was held on a $5,000 bond and appeared in court Wednesday.

According to Capt. Fred Komm, an officer spotted Major's vehicle speeding southbound on Hoyt Street near around 1:25 a.m. Wednesday. The officer reportedly clocked the 2005 Hyundai Sonata traveling 63 in a 30 mph zone.

When the officer pulled out to pursue the vehicle, Major allegedly sped up, continuing south on Hoyt. According to police, the sedan then passed another vehicle illegally, crossed the double yellow line multiple times, and ran through a stop sign as the cruiser trailed behind.

But the officer was able to catch up long enough to read the vehicle's license plate, Komm said, which allowed police to connect the sedan to Major's name. She then broke off pursuit when the vehicle reached the Stamford border.

Komm said that Darien Police contacted Greenwich Police, who advised that the car was not at Major's house. But around 5 a.m., Greenwich Police found the vehicle parked outside on another pass and detained Major in connection with the incident.

Major denied being involved in the pursuit, according to Komm, but said he was the sole operator of the vehicle and had been out driving that night.

Chris Noe April 05, 2011 at 01:24 PM
He probably remembered he had muffins baking in the oven... clearly justifying his actions. Those poor little muffins. I hope they are OK. It would be a crime if they had burned bottoms.
max April 06, 2011 at 11:30 AM
I learned early that you can never out run police because no matter how fast or how well you drive they have a radio. Looks like that lesson was lost here.
jeff April 09, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Max, Did you try to run away from the police?????? Sounds like a crime in the making!!
max April 10, 2011 at 03:07 PM
Jeff, No, what I meant was I was told at an early age ....
Diana November 16, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Kieth you dumb ass!! Still love you though.


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