(WJAR) — Rehoboth police on Wednesday identified the driver involved in a police chase that ended in a wrong-way crash that shut down parts of Interstate 195 in East Providence.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Cary Guy of Dighton. They said he's been arraigned 97 times in Massachusetts.
Guy was also charged in a chase on the South Coast in 2017.
The department said it attempted to stop Guy on Route 118 for a speeding violation on Tuesday night, but police said the driver of the Ford F-150 fled.
During the chase, the department said Guy attempted to strike the cruiser of the pursuing officer.
"The vehicle continued onto Route 195 westbound in Rehoboth and crossed the median strip and began traveling west, in the wrong direction, on Route 195 east," police said in a release.
Police broke off the pursuit at that point. Police said Guy's truck continued through Seekonk and eventually crashed with oncoming traffic in East Providence. The eastbound side of the highway was closed for hours.
Several other drivers were hurt and transported to hospital care.
Guy remained in custody in Rhode Island.
Rehoboth police said they intend to charge Guy with numerous offenses and that he has 97 adult criminal arraignments on his record in Massachusetts.
"Several of those arraignments are associated with Guy failing to stop for police," police said.
Police said Guy will face charges of failure to stop, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, driving to endanger and traffic violations.
Police said Guy was the driver in a high-speed chase through southeastern Massachusetts in 2017. Authorities say he was driving over 100 mph.