BECKET -- A local man wanted for domestic abuse and driving upward of 80 miles per hour in order to avoid arrest, remained at large late Sunday night, according to local authorities.
Becket and state police spent the weekend searching for Gary A. Weiner of 89 Lady of the Lake Court in the Sherwood Forest development. State police canine units and a state police helicopter were called in to assist with the search.
Around 6:20 p.m. on Friday, Weiner allegedly attacked a family member at the intersection of Route 20 and Wells Road, not far from his home, according to Becket police. When officer Nicole Miller responded to the scene, the suspect sped off in his black 2005 Ford pick up, heading west on Route 20.
Miller reported Weiner’s speed reached 80 mph, and at times, he was driving in the breakdown lane of the highway. The suspect eventually turned onto Fred Snow Road, proceeding to Gentian Hollow Road, where he crashed the pickup and fled on foot.
A short time later, Becket Police received a call that a motor vehicle was stolen from Hamilton Road, about a mile from the accident scene. About 8:45 p.m., a state trooper spotted the car on Wells Road, allegedly operated by Weiner. He again refused to stop for police, crashed the vehicle and fled on foot.
Anyone with information re garding Weiner’s whereabouts should contact the Becket Police Department at 623-6010.