27-year-old Michael Sciolino is now facing several criminal charges after he entered the UCI Road World Championship course under the influence of alcohol or some other intoxicating substance. Police stated that Sciolino drove his Chevrolet Camaro into the course that ignited a short-lived high-speed chase. Sciolino was able to evade police at the intersection of Robin Hood Road and North Boulevard. After he had collided with a barricade on Davis Avenue, Sciolino proceeded to drive erratic until he came to a final stop. The whole situation was over in about five minutes.
Authorities are not sure why Sciolino drove onto the course despite the heavy presence of police and roadblocks. Sciolino confessed that he wasn’t under the influence of alcohol but an unknown substance. Police are now waiting on the result of the toxicology test.
Richmond Police have charged Sciolino with felony eluding, hit-and-run, resisting arrest and DUI. Sciolino’s record show’s that he had been arrested for DUI and various traffic offenses in the past. His court date had been sent for Monday morning.