Dennis Penney, 40, of Dorchester, was taken into custody following a wild, 30-minute pursuit that came to an end outside Encore Boston Harbor.
The incident allegedly began at approximately 7:15 a.m. on April 5 when a state trooper stopped at the intersection of Route 60 and Route 1 in Revere to assist Penney, who appeared to be emotionally disturbed.However, Penney drove off and merged onto Route 1 south, refusing to stop, thus prompting troopers to give chase. Penney then exited Route 1 at Carter Street in Chelsea, where he allegedly struck a car. He then began driving down a dead-end street where troopers were waiting for him. However, Penney was able to escape, hitting several police vehicles and parked cars as he continued to flee. State Police, assisted by officers from Everett and Chelsea, continued to follow Penney and surrounded him outside the casino.
However, Penney did not go quietly and allegedly attempted to engage officers in a physical altercation. According to police, a Taser was needed to finally subdue the suspect. He was subsequently taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for evaluation.
“We have one person in custody following a pursuit that just ended in the vicinity of the Everett casino,” State Police said in a Twitter post. “The suspect fled from one of our lieutenants and led us on a pursuit, during which the suspect struck several cruisers.”
The incident remains under investigation.