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By John Hilliard/Daily News staff
MetroWest Daily News
Posted Nov 04, 2008 @ 12:44 AM

With a drink at his side and one tire stripped to the bare rim, police say Yvon Duverne ignored his girlfriend's pleas to stop his car and drove more than 20 miles on the Mass. Pike on Sunday night with a phalanx of police cruisers on his tail, trying to pull him over.
To his credit, Duverne stuck to the posted 65 mph speed limit on the Pike but faced almost a dozen charges when he was arrested in the Shoppers World parking lot in Framingham, police said.
The 25-mile odyssey started on Rte. 20 in Auburn and eventually had scores of motorists on the Mass. Turnpike stuck driving the speed limit behind the Auburn and state police cruisers that were chasing Duverne's car. The trip ended when Duverne took the Natick exit off the eastbound side of the Pike, passed through the toll booth, and eventually into the Shoppers World parking lot, where police surrounded and arrested him, Auburn Police Chief Andrew Sluckis said yesterday.
Duverne, 29, of Providence, R.I., was charged with kidnapping, child endangerment, drunken driving and seven other charges after the chase Sunday night, which was prompted by a 911 call to Auburn Police.
Sluckis said the episode began when his officers answered a call at 6:42 Sunday night after a 911 caller reported a car driving on the wrong side of Rte. 20.
An Auburn officer tried to pull Duverne over but Duverene, with an open container of alcohol at his side, hit the gas and drove east on Rte. 20 from Auburn, through Worcester and into Millbury, the chief said. Duverne's girlfriend and her 2-year-old child were in the car, Sluckis said.
The woman later told police, ``I begged him, I demanded him to stop. ... But he said, `Don't worry, We'll escape,''' Sluckis said.
When Duverne reached the Millbury toll plaza, he struck a car and drove up the ramp, heading eastbound on the Mass. Pike.
State troopers, who had been alerted to the chase, laid down a spike strip - a device meant to puncture tires and disable a fleeing vehicle. When Duverne drove over the strip, one tire was punctured, but Duverne kept going, driving for miles on three tires and a bare wheel rim that threw out sparks as it rattled along the roadway.
Sluckis said Duverne only broke the speed limit on Rte. 20, and when he reached the Pike he drove at the posted 65 mph limit.
The Auburn chief said police aren't sure what spurred the chase.
"He did not say why he ran,'' said Sluckis, adding that Duverne was not wanted on any warrants.
In addition to kidnapping, child endangerment and OUI, Duverne, of 126 Prairie Ave., Providence, was charged with failing to stop for police, driving negligently, driving with an open container of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, speeding, driving without a license and a marked-lanes violation, police said.
He was arraigned yesterday at Worcester District Court, but the results of that case were not available.

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1720637174/After-25-miles-driver-pulls-over
 

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...had scores of motorists on the Mass. Turnpike stuck driving the speed limit behind the Auburn and state police cruisers that were chasing Duverne's car.
Ha ha.
 
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