State Police identify man accused of striking a Trooper with a vehicle

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - State Police have released the identity of a man who they say struck a State Trooper with a vehicle during a chase in the city of Binghamton.

According to State Police, they were pursuing 36-year-old James Giacalone on an active arrest warrant when he struck a utility pole on Alfred Street.

They say when the Troopers exited their vehicle, Giacalone backed his vehicle down the street and into a parking lot before quickly accelerating and striking a Trooper.

The Trooper fired at Giacalone, striking him in the face, but the suspect kept driving away.

They finally caught up with him on foot a short distance away.

Giacalone was initially taken to Wilson Hospital, and then transferred to Geirsinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania for treatment.

The injured trooper was treated for leg and facial injuries at Wilson Hospital and then released.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in the case.

If you can assist them, call (607) 775-1241.

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