May 11, 2017
A Plymouth man is facing several charges after police said he stole a Hanson police cruiser during a wild chase through several communities early Thursday morning.
Daniel Egan, 36, was charged with operating to endanger, failure to stop for a police officer, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, assault and battery, larceny of a motor vehicle and numerous other motor vehicle violations.
As of Thursday morning, he was in the hospital for a hand injury he suffered when he was bitten by a police dog.
The incident started around 1 a.m. when Egan, driving a 2010 Chevy Malibu, sped past an officer and went through a stop sign at the intersection of Indian Head and Liberty streets, police said.
He then drove up East Washington Street near the Hanover and Pembroke town lines and then headed down Winter Street through the Hanson town center and back again onto Indian Head Street, Route 58, police said.
At one point Egan struck a cruiser and attempted to force the Hanson officer off the road near Lapham Street.
Near the intersection of routes 58 and 106 in Halifax, police deployed spike strips in the road and popped the tires of Egan’s car causing him to stop.
Egan fled into the woods on foot and managed to escape officers for a short time. He then sneaked out of the woods and got into a Halifax police cruiser and sped off again, police said.
He continued down Route 58 into Plympton, where spike strips were used once again, this time to disable to the police cruiser.
The cruiser was stopped on Route 58 in Plympton near the Carver town line around 1:15 a.m. and Egan refused to get out of the car, police said.
A 20 minute standoff ensued and after trying to get him to get out of the cruiser, police shot bean bag rounds at the car, breaking the windows.
Egan eventually got out and refused the commands of the officers, police said.
A police dog from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s office was released and bit Egan on the hand to subdue him, police said.
He was taken into custody by at least 11 officers and sent to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth to be treated for his injuries.
As of around 7:30 a.m. bail had not been set for Egan. It was not immediately clear if he had been released from the hospital or when he would be arraigned in Plymouth District Court.