WORCESTER – Early Sunday morning, several Worcester police officers responded to a report of a large fight in the area of Water and Harrison streets.
According to the Worcester Police Department, upon arrival, the officers were attempting to move the crowd to prevent further violence. During this attempt, Christian Millet, 23-years-old of 5 Jackson St, drove his Toyota Camry in the wrong direction on Water St – a one-way street- and struck three parked cars.
Millett then turned his car around and drove at a high speed down Water Street in the direction of the crowd. Several officers attempted to stop Millett, but Millett accelerated his vehicle and the officers and some citizens had to dive out of the way to avoid being run over.
Officers pursued Millett and he continued driving recklessly and led the officers on a pursuit across the East side of Worcester. During the pursuit, Millett collided his car with two cruisers, appearing to WPD to be intentional acts.
The pursuit came to an end when Millett crashed his car into a large retaining wall on St. Vincent’s Hospital property, got out of the car and attempted to run away from the police. A WPD officer caught up to Millett, they got into a brief struggle and then both fell over the eight foot retaining wall.
In the attempt to take Millett into custody, three officers were injured — one officer injured his hand, one injured his head, and the officer who fell off the retaining wall Millett injured his knee.
Millett is charged with eight counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (car), two counts of Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (car), Resisting Arrest, Operating to Endanger, Failure to Stop for Police, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and multiple civil motor vehicle violations. He will be arraigned in Worcester District Court on Monday.