High-speed chase involving stolen car across two counties ends in Port Leyden; teenager in custody


High-speed chase involving stolen car across two counties ends in Port Leyden; teenager in custody

PORT LEYDEN — A high-speed chase that started on State Route 12 near Pritchard Road in Remsen ended over 20 miles north with a poorly-chosen turn onto a road with a chain across it.The 18-year-old driving a black 2011 Cadillac SRX has been charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a class D felony, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, a class A misdemeanor and second-degree reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor. The driver was clocked on radar set by Remsen state troopers driving at 82 mph, according to the official news release.When the troopers caught up with the car and turned on their lights in an attempt to pull the driver over, the driver sped away, according to the report.The chase continued north on Route 12, passing Boonville and crossing from Oneida County into Lewis County, until the driver turned down Quarry Street in Port Leyden where he struck a chain across the road.With the troopers stopped behind him, the driver fled out of the passenger door of the Cadillac without taking the car out of gear.The vehicle then rolled 19 feet backwards into the patrol car, causing front-end damage, the release stated.The suspect was located a short time later, said the news release, and was taken into custody.Upon investigation, the Cadillac was revealed to be stolen from New Haven, Connecticut. The suspect was believed to be heading to Utica. The release said the name and identifying details are withheld due to the age of the suspect.
Source: Watertown Daily Times Latest News
High-speed chase involving stolen car across two counties ends in Port Leyden; teenager in custody

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