State Police reported that on Tuesday, October 8th, at approximately 2:04 pm, a State Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Honda Accord for traveling 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 87, northbound near exit 34.
Upon the trooper approaching the vehicle, the operator fled from the scene. State Police attempted to pursue the vehicle as it exited the interstate, speeding through the towns of Peru and AuSable. The trooper reported the vehicle came to a stop in the roadway on State Route 9 in the town of AuSable, and the operator fled on foot into the woods.
When the suspect refused to stop at the command of the trooper, the officer released his police dog who attacked the suspect. The suspect, a 20-year-old man from Staten Island, was taken into custody and treated for multiple bite wounds.
State Police reported that suspect had two children and a female passenger in the vehicle. He was charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree (a misdemeanor), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (misdemeanor), Reckless Endangerment (misdemeanor), and Resisting Arrest (misdemeanor). He was also issued numerous traffic citations.
He was arraigned in the Town of Peru Court on all charges and remanded to the Clinton County Court in lieu of $1,600 cash bail, or $3,200 bond. He is to reappear in the town courts of Peru, Ausable, and Chesterfield at later dates and times.
The pursuit lasted approximately nine minutes and covered approximately 10 miles a State Police report said.