DERBY — A 39-year-old man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through Derby yesterday afternoon.
James Castrogiovanni, of Derby, is being charged with driving with a criminally suspended license, attempting to elude a police officer, negligent operation, and excessive speeds.
The Sherrif’s Department says at around 1:30 p.m. Corporal Jacobs attempted to pull over Castrogiovanni on Hinman Settler Road for a motor vehicle violation.
Castrogiovanni failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 miles-per-hour.
Corporal Jacobs pursued Castrogiovanni onto Route 105 in Derby where Castrogiovanni continued to travel at a high rate of speed in an attempt to flee from law enforcement officers.
Castrogiovanni eventually stopped on the Salem Derby Road where he was then taken into custody.
Castrogiovanni has a criminally suspended license in the State of Vermont for multiple prior operating under civil suspension convictions.
He was later transported to court where he was then ordered into the custody of the department of corrections for lack of bail.
Castrogiovanni was also issued multiple traffic tickets as a result of the incident.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.