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.