Bridgeport – Officer Injured In Car Chase
A local officer was injured in a police chase in Bridgeport late Monday evening.
Mario Precirep, an officer for Bridgeport Police, was on patrol with other officials looking for a stolen vehicle. They identified an Acura TL with five occupants in Park City and proceeded to stop the vehicle. Instead of stopping, the driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Jahhed John, tried to flee the area. A brief police chase ensued, abruptly ending when John crashed his vehicle into Precirep’s cruiser. Both drivers sustained injuries in the collision and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The other passengers in the stolen vehicle were evaluated on-site and eventually freed. Precirep has since been released from the hospital, while John is currently facing multiple charges related to the incident, including reckless driving and third-degree larceny. He is currently waiting for his court arraignment.
It’s not uncommon for larceny suspects to avoid apprehension, even if it will only worsen their legal situation. The risk of collateral damage or injuries is quite high in these scenarios, which makes understanding our legal rights and options as motorists very important. We should be aware of the avenues we can pursue if ever we or our loved ones are involved in similar cases.
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