WARREN - A city man accused of hitting two utility poles and "racing around" a neighborhood on Thursday was being held without bond Friday in the Trumbull County Jail.
Raymond DeCapito, 46, 247 Cranberry Court, is facing a slew of violations, including reckless operation, physical control, driving under suspension, escape and resisting arrest charges.
This is the second time in just more than a month he has been charged with violating traffic laws.
Warren police reported that they were called to 2308 Jackson St. S.W. just before 3 p.m. Thursday in reference to a car hitting a house. Police were told the man was attempting to flee the area.
Witnesses told police that DeCapito ran the stop sign at Michelle Avenue S.W. and Jackson S.W., zipped across Jackson, ran into a utility pole in front of 2328 Jackson S.W. and drove into the yard, according to a Warren police report.
Witnesses said DeCapito then backed up and drove down Jackson S.W. Witnesses told police they heard DeCapito "racing around the neighborhood" and that he came back onto Michelle S.W. where he once again ran the stop sign at high speed, lost control while whipping right onto Jackson S.W., and struck another utility pole in front of 2308 Jackson S.W.
The police report states that when officers arrived, DeCapito was struggling with a bystander who was attempting to stop him from running. He was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Health Center, where he remained under guard, but was later taken to the county jail.
The police report indicates a blood test was done to determine if alcohol was a factor, but the results were not known at the time of his arrest.
According to Warren Municipal Court records, he has had several brushes with city police dating back at least 12 years.
Earlier this month he was ordered to serve two years' probation after he was found guilty of several traffic violations, including driving under suspension, stemming from an incident last month.