On Friday May 24, Greenwich Police caught up with the driver of a 2017 Kia Forte who was initially driving very slowly down Greenwich Avenue.
According to public information officer Lt John Slusarz, the suspect, later identified as Novashawn Capone Bannister, 24, of Park Ave in New York, NY, was driving slowly where he wasn’t supposed to be driving. Specifically, he drove to the right of one of the stop signs in roadway on Greenwich Ave before accelerating away from police.
Following a police vehicle pursuit for several blocks, Bannister suddenly stopped his car, hopped out and ran away. Slusarz said he was finally apprehended in the area of Oak Ridge and Prospect.
In addition to motor vehicle violations, police learned Bannister had an extraditable warrant from New York for violating parole.
Bannister was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle at Slow Speed, Reckless Driving, Engaging Police in Pursuit, Failure to Driver in Proper Lane, Failure to Comply with State Traffic Control Device, Driving without a License, and Interfering with an Officer/Resisting Arrest.
He was held on $50,000 bond and has a date in Stamford Superior Court on June 7, 2019.