Man accused of hitting Trooper with car now back in NYS facing attempted murder charges

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A man accused of striking a New York State Trooper with his vehicle in Binghamton, facing attempted murder charges is now back in New York.

A car chase involving State Police and 36-year-old James Giacalone, of Glen Aubrey, occurred January 2, when Troopers pursued Giacalone on an active arrest warrant.

Giacalone came to a stop when he crashed into a utility pole on Alfred Street.

When Troopers exited their vehicle, they say 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 he kept driving away.

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

Giacalone was taken to Wilson Hospital and transferred to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA for treatment.

The injured trooper was taken to Wilson Hospital for leg and facial injuries. He was treated and released.  

On Sunday, Giacalone was released from Geisinger Medical Center into the custody of the New York State Police Violent Felony Warrant Squad for extradition.

Giacalone, who previously waived extradition proceedings, was returned to New York to face multiple charges, including two counts of attempted first degree murder of a police officer. 

He was taken to the Broome County Jail with no bail set. His next court dates are pending.
 

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