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Watertown Man Arrested by State Police, Brookline Police After Chase

Brookline and State Police arrest a Watertown man after an eastbound chase down Rte. 9 early this morning. The Driver is currently under police guard at Beth Israel Hospital.

Early this morning, Natick Police attempted to stop a man driving a 2012 Toyota SUV on Rte. 9. The driver then fled, leading local and state police on a chase which ended after the driver crashed into a State Police cruiser and sideswiped one from Brookline. 

The driver, Ender Durgut, of 39 of School St. in Watertown, was arrested and charged with various driving violations, including negligent operation, failing to stop, and leaving the scene of a crash. He is under police guard at Beth Israel Hospital for injuries sustained during the crash. 

According to a State Police advisory, the incident began in Natick at about 2:30 a.m., when Natick police attempted to pull over Durgut's gray SUV on route 9 and he reportedly fled. Wellesley Police joined the chase as it passed through their town and headed through Newton. 

A state trooper working a detail nearby put down stop sticks, devices used to puncture the tires of a fleeing vehicle. When it passed the trooper at Eliot Street in Brookline, it hit the stop sticks and the SUV continued to flee on flat tires.

As another state trooper came onto route 9 from an onramp, the SUV hit that car and continued, sideswiping a Brookline cruiser before finally coming to a stop, now disabled, in front of 910 Boylston Street.

Following the crash, sections of Route 9 were closed while damaged vehicles were removed from the road, but it has since re-opened. Durgut was taken to Beth Israel hospital for injuries to the face sustained in the crash. State police say he will be arraigned after he is released from hospital. 

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