Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dad uses 3-year-old daughter as human shield after car crash, police chase (Brockton, Massachusetts)

Moms may not be perfect, but they very seldom pull this macho s***.

Dad is identified as KENTON WRIGHT JR.

Police: Brockton man uses daughter as shield

Posted: Sep 05, 2014 8:30 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 05, 2014 12:18 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Police say a Brockton man led police on a car chase through four towns with his 3-year-old daughter in the vehicle, crashed his car, used the little girl as a shield, then dropped her and tried to run away.

Kenton Wright Jr. was held on $15,000 bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to charges including reckless endangerment of a child, failure to stop for a police officer, and drug possession.

The chase started at about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when the 30-year-old Wright allegedly fled a traffic stop in Holbrook. The chase went through Weymouth and Abington before the car crashed into a utility pole in Brockton.

The Enterprise ( ) reports that the girl was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was OK.

Kenton has a pending drug case.