A multiple town pursuit started by that began on 1-95 NB at exit 17. As police approached the vehicle took off and led Westport on a pursuit down to exit 19 where Fairfield and State Police assisted once it exit the 19 off ramp .  The vehicle continued to flee down the Post Road back  into Westport  before making a turn heading eastbound on the Post Road.    After being boxed the vehicle jumped the curb and drove on the grass towards Sasco Hill in Fairfield where spike strips were attempted to be deployed. The suspects drove around and were boxed in a short way down the road. There were two in custody. Great coordination between Westport, Fairfield and State Police in ending it quickly.

Here is the Westport Press Release:

On 06/04/14, Westport Police Officer David Scinto observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the

Saugatuck train station parking lots off of I-95. A registration check of the vehicle found that the plates

did not match the vehicle. The vehicle proceeded northbound on I-95 where Ofc Scinto conducted a

traffic stop of the vehicle in the area of exit 18. As he approached the vehicle, the operator drove away

at a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude the officer. Ofc Scinto attempted to stop the vehicle as

it traveled northbound on I-95. Fairfield and the CT State Police were notified and assisted when the

vehicle exited I-95 at exit 19 in Southport.

As the vehicle exited the off ramp at exit 19, the operator drove at both Ofc Scinto and Fairfield Police

units narrowly missing the vehicles. The operator continued eastbound on RT 1 in Fairfield where he

eventually stopped his vehicle in the area of Sasco Hill Rd in Fairfield.

The operator was taken into custody and transported to Westport Police Headquarters.


Nelson Rivera (age 35) of 2426 East Main St, Bridgeport CT


Criminal Attempt at Assault on Officer CGS 53a-49/53a-167, Interfering w/ an Officer CGS 53a-167a

Possession of Narcotics CGS 53a-279(a), Possession of Narcotics not in original container CGS 21a-257

Disobeying signal of Officer / Elude CGS 14-223(b), Reckless Driving CGS 14-222,

Operating Motor Vehicle W/O Insurance 14-213(b), Failure to display plates CGS 14-18(a),

Misuse of Registration Plates CGS 14-147(c), and Operate an unregistered vehicle CGS 14-12(a)*

Bond has been set at $10,000 and he has a court date of June 11, 2014

By Stephen Krauchick

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One thought on “Multi-Town Town Police Pursuit”
  1. I saw the units responding, and was sitting in the Starbucks parking lot when 8-10 units from 3 different towns came down the post road toward southport at totally unsafe speeds. There was heavy traffic as there usually is, and it was just about 2:30-2:45 so the soccer moms were out in full force as well.
    When are the police going to learn that this whole testosterone blood sport vibe is really more dangerous than the guy driving a stolen car?
    I actually saw the Fairfield officers (7 units and 8-10 officers) doing high fives and joking about the arrested mans limp.
    I’m sure it would have been different if there had been a fatal accident due to their Joey Chitwood stunt driving display.

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