Red Light Chase Leads to Motorist's Arrest

Port Chester man charged after chase involving another motorist.

A man who told Greenwich Police that he was following a car because he saw the driver run a red light ended up being charged second-degree breach of peace.

According to a Greenwich Police report, it all started in Port Chester, NY around midnight April 25 and ended nearly 4 miles away when a Greenwich police officer stopped the drivers of a sedan and an SUV on Route 1 in Cos Cob. The drivers caught the attention of Officer Stanley Sanders who saw them driving at a high rate of speed near the state line.

While Sanders was following them, a passenger in the sedan called Greenwich 911 dispatch center to report they were being chased by the SUV. In his report, Sanders wrote that the SUV driver said he was following the car because he saw it run a red light in Port Chester and he was unsuccessful in calling 911 to report that incident.

The SUV driver, identified as John C. Giordano, 52, who gave an address of 126 Haseco Ave., Port Chester, was issued a misdemeanor summons for breach of peace. He was released on a written promise to appear May 2 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

PC Native April 26, 2012 at 03:18 PM
What happened to the days of citizens' arrest? In all seriousness, why didn't the sedan driver get a summons for using his cell phone while operating a motor vehicle? Doesn't sound like he was apprehended at all and just fled anyway (at a continued rate of high speed, I'd gather.)
TAX PAYER IN PC April 26, 2012 at 06:39 PM
TAX PAYER IN PC April 26, 2012 at 06:43 PM
donna April 27, 2012 at 04:33 PM
PC native, really.... so it's ok to be chased by an unmarked, car with no lights, and last i checked aux. police have no right to be chasing anyone, I happen to know the kids involved in this and they were scared for their lives as I would be too. Funny how they got through to 911 and the suv driver couldn't


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