A tow truck operator was arrested after leading police on a chase while drunk and intentionally ramming an unoccupied Connecticut State Police cruiser on I-95 in Greenwich early Saturday morning, police said.
According to Trooper First Class Kelly Grant, police in White Plains, New York, notified Troop G that they were in pursuit of a Bob’s Towing truck on I-95 Northbound.
Police in White Plains, New York, stated that the truck was responsible for a possible hit and run accident involving a pedestrian.
Troopers positioned themselves on I-95 Northbound at exit 8 with stop sticks. The truck did not strike the sticks and continued on I-95 Northbound.
The driver of the truck, Jheison Callecastro, 21, exited the highway at exit 14, then reentered I-95 Southbound.
Troopers set up more stop sticks at exit 8 southbound, which deflated one tire. Callecastro continued driving and encountered more stop sticks at exit 4, which again deflated a tire.
With the two front tires deflated, Callecastro encountered two unoccupied state police cruisers in the median at exit 3. Callecastro intentionally swerved into the state police cruiser stopped in the median.
Both the cruiser and the tow truck sustained heavy damage. The tow truck became fully engulfed in flames.
Callecastro was taken into custody and charged with multiple crimes including criminal attempt/assault on a police officer, assault with a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, engaging in a pursuit, reckless driving and DWI for alcohol.