A 22-year-old man who drove directly toward troopers at approximately 100 miles per hour during a high-speed chase on I-84 has been apprehended and is now facing multiple charges, state police from the Brewster barracks said.
Adonis D. Castro-Espinal, 22, of Danbury has been arraigned on two counts of reckless endangerment, a Class D felony on Monday, Dec. 12.
Troopers were assisting the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department with a pursuit on eastbound Route 6 in Southeast on Dec. 4 and attempted to disable the vehicle Castro-Espinal was operating by deploying a tire deflation device.
As the fleeing vehicle approached, Castro-Espinal drove directly towards both troopers at approximately 100 miles per hour, nearly striking them. The two troopers were able to jump out of the way of the speeding vehicle and were not injured.
Castro-Espinal continued into Connecticut where he was subsequently stopped by Connecticut State Police I-84. He was secured in a Connecticut jail as a fugitive from justice and awaited extradition.
Castro-Espinal posted bail in Connecticut and turned himself in to State Police in Brewster on Monday. He was arraigned in the Village of Brewster Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $75,000 bond.
State Police were assisted by the Connecticut State Police, City of Danbury Police Department, the Town of Bethel Police Department and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
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