Police chase in Frederick County results in multiple charges
FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A man from Winchester is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase through Frederick County last week.
According to the Virginia State Police, 44-year-old John P. Scaperotto has been charged with possession of a schedule I/II drug, eluding law enforcement, assault on law enforcement, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, fictitious vehicle registration, operating an uninsured vehicle, and littering.
Police also say he is facing multiple traffic infractions, such as speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to stop at a red light, and failure to wear a seat belt.
The incident occurred on Jan. 19 when a VSP trooper tried to pull over a Chevrolet pick-up heading south on Virginia Route 37 around 8:10 a.m.
Police say the truck was driving 80 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone at the time. The truck did not stop and a pursuit began.
It continued onto Route 50 and then later on Route 522 before getting back onto 37.
At that point, the then-northbound Chevrolet crossed the median and tried to continue heading north in the southbound lanes.
A VSP trooper hit the pickup with his patrol car in an attempt to keep it from entering the southbound lanes.
The pickup did continue traveling north in the northbound lanes but it eventually ran off the left side of the road into the median and hit a guardrail.
Scaperotto was being held without bond in the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.
VSP reports one trooper suffered minor injuries during the pursuit, which reached speeds of up to 100 mph at times.