Low speed police chase starts in Long Beach ends in D’Iberville | Crime
A D’Iberville man is behind bars faced with numerous charges following, what police called a “Low speed chase” from Long Beach to D’Iberville Saturday.
According to Long Beach Police Captain John Carrubba, the 20 minute chase started after dispatchers received a report of reckless driving shortly after 12 noon.
Carrubba said Long Beach police officers, started following a gold Buick driven by 23-year-old Bernard Demetrius Felio at East Railroad Street in Long Beach.
Felio reportedly refused to stop for officers and continued on through a residential area in Gulfport, then to Hwy 49.
Carrubba said, the chase persisted onto I-10 eastbound. Officials were able to stop Felio and arrest him at the intersection of Hwy 15 and Sangani Boulevard next to the Promenade Shopping Center at around 12:30 p.m.
“The circumstances involved in the chase were such that the danger presented did not outweigh the need to arrest him,” Carrubba said.
Felio reportedly never hit one hundred miles per hour, which police said, was unusual in a chase, but no unheard of.
Long Beach police charged Felio with failure to stop at request of a police officer, two counts of improper passing, expired license tag, no proof of liability insurance, no seatbelt and a DUI charge is pending lab results.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol, Gulfport police, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Biloxi police and D’Iberville police assisted in the chase.
“We had assistance from all those other agencies, our dispatch was calling ahead and alerting all the agencies as he crossed into Biloxi, Gulfport, which we appreciated,” Carruba said.
No injuries were reported.
Felio is being held at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center. His bond was set at $2,717 and his court date is scheduled for October 5.