Man who fled Concord pileup in police custody after high-speed chase

CONCORD – A Boston man who allegedly caused a multiple car pileup on Route 2 in Concord last month is in State Police custody after leading police on a high-speed chase from Boston to West Bridgewater Friday afternoon.

William P. Monopoli, 26, of 566 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, is being held on motor vehicle violations and charges related to the pursuit, and is the subject of multiple warrants, according to a state police media advisory. Following the April 10 incident in Concord, State Police had charged Monopoli with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, May 6, numerous State Police cruisers on Route 93 south attempted to stop a 1998 Ford Ranger pickup truck whose operator, allegedly Monopoli, was wanted by Boston Police.The suspect refused to stop and made several attempts to evade capture, fleeing at a high rate of speed and hitting at least at least one other vehicle during his flight, according to a State Police media advisory.

Monopoli allegedly led police on a chase along routes 93 and 95 and then onto Route 24 southbound, spanning two Massachusetts State Police troop jurisdictions. State Police patrol units, State Police K-9 units, a State Police helicopter, and troopers who left details to join the effort took part in the pursuit.

The pursuit ended when Monopoli allegedly crashed on Route 24 south at Route 106, near the West Bridgewater Park and Ride. He was taken into custody after trying to flee from his pickup truck.

On April 10, Monopoli allegedly caused an eight-car crash at the intersection of routes 2 and 62, and fled the scene. One 88-year-old victim was transported to Emerson Hospital to be treated for chest pains after the incident.