TRURO/EASTHAM - Friday morning around 10:30 a.m., Truro Lt. Craig Danzinger observed a Dodge Caravan traveling southbound on Route 6. According to a Truro police release, a tree branch was "protruding from the broken front passenger headlight".
Lt. Danzinger pulled the Caravan over and asked the driver, identified as 53-year-old Raymond J. Nolin III of Orleans, for his license and registration. Nolin complied and when Lt. Danzinger returned to his cruiser, Nolin reportedly sped away.
An attempt was made to pull Nolin over for a second time and he allegedly attempted to ram the cruiser, according to police.
Nolin drove down Route 6 through Wellfleet and into Eastham where he was stopped at the Brackett Road intersection by officers from the Wellfleet and Eastham Police Departments and Cape Cod National Seashore Park Rangers, according to Truro police.
Following his arrest in Eastham, Nolin was transported to the Truro Police Station where he was booked and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon (car), reckless operation of a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, marked lanes violation and a motor vehicle light violation.
Nolin was arrainged in Orleans District Court and is being held on $2,500 cash bail at the Barnstable House of Correction.
Police did not indicate why Nolin ran after being pulled over in Truro.