I-95 car chase ends with arrest of NY man - WFSB 3 Connecticut

I-95 car chase ends with arrest of NY man

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A car chase on I-95 left this unoccupied state PD cruiser heavily damaged. (State PD) A car chase on I-95 left this unoccupied state PD cruiser heavily damaged. (State PD)
GREENWICH, CT (WFSB) -

State police said a New York man was arrested after he led police on a pursuit through Greenwich and Stamford.

While Plains police had pursued a person driving a flatbed tow truck around 2:30 a.m. Officials believed the driver was involved in the hit-and-run of a pedestrian.

White Plains police ended the pursuit around I-95 Northbound on Exit 3 in Greenwich.

State police in Bridgeport attempted to stop the driver on Exit 3 by signaling their lights, but the driver did not stop.

Troopers pursued the truck and attempted to stop it on exit 8 by using stop sticks.

The truck did not strike the strike and began to drive back towards New York on I-95 Southbound.

Troopers were able to deflate the front left tire with stop sticks at Exit 3, but the operator kept driving.

The truck was successfully deflated at Exit 8 in Stamford.

As the vehicle approached troopers, officials said the driver purposefully swerved into an unoccupied state police cruiser.

Both vehicles were heavily damaged and the tow truck became fully engulfed in flames.

The trooper whose vehicle was hit was not injured and the driver of the truck did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

Jheison Callecastro, 22, was charged with engaging in pursuit, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, assault on a police officer and assault with a motor vehicle, among other charges.

He was held on $150,000 bond.

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