EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Massachusetts man was seriously injured after leading police on a pursuit that ended in a crash on I-195 Tuesday night.
Police said the chase began in Rehoboth and ended soon after Cary Guy crossed over the median and continued westbound on I-195 East.
Guy, 29, of Dighton, crashed into oncoming traffic near Exit 2A in East Providence around 7:30 p.m. The highway was shut down as a result, leading to significant traffic backups.
Police had to cut a hole in a fence to divert vehicles off I-195 and onto a side street.
Watch: Traffic diverted off highway through hole cut in fence (Story continues below.)
Guy was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with serious injuries, according to police.
He’s been charged with five counts of driving to endanger resulting in personal injury, driving to endanger resulting in physical injury, and reckless driving.
It’s unclear at this time why police were chasing Guy.
The highway was fully reopened around 11:30 p.m.