Bridgeport man facing several serious charges after police chase that spanned two counties

Corey Carbery

A Bridgeport man is facing several serious charges after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase that covered two counties.

A State Police trooper attempted to pull a speeding vehicle over on Route 31 in Madison County at about 11:30 pm Thursday. The car was heading east toward Oneida County, and the pursuit was called off due to excessive speed. The car was spotted again in the Town of Verona heading west on Route 5 by another trooper, and the pursuit continued. This pursuit ended just before midnight on Oxbow Road, just outside Canastota.

Officers were setting up stop sticks, but the car turned off of Route 5 before the area they were being used.

After the vehicle stopped, the driver, 22-year-old Corey A. Carbery, got out, but did not put the vehicle in "park." It rolled and hit a marked Madison County Sheriff's parole unit, authorities say. Carbery was taken into custody and the car was searched.

Deputies say they found several drug items, several credit cards and a woman's purse in the vehicle. The vehicle also had switched license plates that were not registered to the car being used by Carbery.

Carbery was arrested and charged with unlawful fleeing of a police officer, unlawful possession of marijuana, criminal possession of a controlled substance, six counts of criminal possession of stolen property, aggravated unlicensed operation, DWI, unlicensed operator, improper plates, operating an unregistered vehicle, operating without insurance, speeding and several other traffic charges. State Police and other police agencies involved in the chase also charged Carbery with several traffic infractions.

The woman's purse found in the vehicle was traced to a theft that happened in Jefferson County earlier this year, deputies say. Carbery will be facing additional charges in Jefferson County as a result, deputies say.

Carbery was arraigned and taken to the Madison County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.

There were no reported injuries in the chase. New York State Police were assisted by the Madison County Sheriff's Office, the City of Sherrill police, City of Oneida Police and Canastota Police.