State Police credit the lack of traffic early this morning for the lack of any crashes due to a Reading man speeding down I-93 southbound on the northbound side from Wilmington all the way to Leverett Circle, where he got on Storrow Drive the wrong way before finally getting cornered in a parking lot near Mass. General.
State Police say they tried from Wilmington to Medford to get the man, name not released because he was taken to a local hospital for observation before being charged, to stop. In Medford, troopers put down "stop sticks," which blew out the tires on the guy's Volvo sedan, but he kept on going on sheer determination and rims until finally winding up in the parking lot near the hospital, where he tried to hide from troopers, but failed.
Troopers conducted a thorough search of the area and located the man, who was heavily intoxicated. The suspect a 36-year old male from Reading was brought to Tufts Medical Center for a medical evaluation.