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Fleeing felon causes crash involving STA bus

Jan. 24, 2017 Updated Tue., Jan. 24, 2017 at 4:08 p.m.

A convicted felon sped away from police Tuesday morning and reportedly ran a red light and caused a crash that involved an STA bus.

An officer tried to pull over a car driven by 24-year-old Christopher J. Roullier, a 12-time convicted felon, near Maxwell Avenue and Post Street around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Roullier drove away eastbound at high speed and the officer did not pursue him, said Sgt. John Griffin.

Roullier ran the red light at Maxwell and Washington Street and hit a southbound red truck, Griffin said. One or both of the vehicles then hit an STA bus.

Roullier briefly led officers on a foot chase before he was caught and arrested. He is facing charges of eluding police, vehicular assault and driving under the influence. Roullier is currently on probation and has reportedly violated the terms of his probation several times since his release from prison. His most recent conviction was for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

The driver of the red truck and a bus passenger were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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