• Springfield man accused of speeding, giving police 'the finger'


    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Springfield man is facing several charges after he allegedly sped past officers on traffic detail, gave them the middle finger, and then resisted arrest, police said.

    Giuseppe Albano, 20, has been charged with operator refusing to identify yourself, resisting arrest, and speeding for the incident which occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Monday.

    According to officers working road detail at the intersection of Sumner Avenue and White Street, Albano was stopped at a light and growing inpatient due to construction and ensuing traffic in the area. One of the officers allegedly attempted to explain the backup and light system, but Albano remained upset.

    When the light changed, Albano accelerated at a high rate of speed, and when another officer told him to slow down, he stuck his arm out the window and extended his middle finger, police said.

    An officer followed him to a residence on White Street to issue Albano a citation and a confrontation ensued. Albano refused to give the officer his license and attempted to get away when the officer went to place him under arrest.

    When the other officer arrived at the scene, Albano was taken into custody.

    Albano was expected to be arraigned Tuesday.

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