Bail was set at $900 cash for a 21-year-old Sheboygan man facing multiple charges in connection to a high-speed chase that ended in the city of Manitowoc. Gianni Smith is charged with fleeing an officer and operating under the influence of a controlled-substance, both felonies along with traffic violations of unsafe passing, operating after revocation and reckless driving.
Manitowoc County Sheriff Deputy Inspector Jason Orth says a State Trooper was pursuing a vehicle driven by Smith in Sheboygan County Wednesday afternoon. A short time later a Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Deputy observed Smith’s vehicle traveling northbound on I-43 in Newton in- excess- of 100 miles-an-hour prompting the deputy to initiate a traffic stop. Smith continued-on I-43 and exited on Calumet Avenue in Manitowoc. While attempting to turn east on Calumet—Smith struck a concrete median proceeding to roll his vehicle on its side. He was extricated through the windshield and transported to Holy Family Memorial for treatment of what were described as “minor injuries” then taken into custody.
Conditions of bail include that Smith not operate a motorized vehicle without a valid driver’s license and maintain absolute sobriety from drugs and alcohol. He remains in the County Jail on a probation hold with an initial appearance scheduled for November 15th at 2:30.