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State Police Arrest Driver In Westport After 25-Mile Chase On I-95

State Police stopped a driver after a 25-mile pursuit from West Haven into Westport on I-95 early Sunday.
State Police stopped a driver after a 25-mile pursuit from West Haven into Westport on I-95 early Sunday. Photo Credit: State Police

WESTPORT, Conn. — State Police took a driver into custody who had led troopers on a pursuit for 25 miles from West Haven to Westport on I-95 just after midnight Sunday, state police said.

John Belbusti, 34, was taken into state police custody after the chase.

Just after midnight Sunday, State Troopers from Troop G in Bridgeport located a vehicle on I-95 that had been involved in a pursuit with Troop I minutes earlier.

Troopers attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on the vehicle, but the driver continued to disobey the trooper's signal, State Police said in a statement.

The pursuit started at Exit 42 in West Haven and continued southbound for more than 25 miles into Westport, State Police said.

Stop sticks were successfully deployed three times, but the operator continued driving on the rims, State Police said.

The vehicle was finally boxed in and stopped without any accidents or injuries, State Police said. The operator was taken into custody without incident.

"This incident was successful due to the teamwork and response of several CSP units, DOT camera operators and CSP Supervisors. Coordinating a safe conclusion like this is our priority. Great job by all those involved," State Police Troop G said on Facebook.

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