25 April 2023
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


On April 19, 2023, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Troopers of the Troop F Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) were patrolling Interstate 87 in the town of New Paltz when they observed a 2020 Jeep-Cherokee traveling north in violation of the New York State Vehicle and Law.  Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Teeson Whitted, age 39 from the city of Kingston. Troopers asked Whitted to step out of the vehicle, he refused. Troopers asked again, at which time Whitted placed the vehicle in drive and fled the scene. A pursuit was initiated. Whitted proceeded to travel north reaching speeds of 105 miles per hour (MPH), after approximately 3 miles, he pulled the vehicle over and stopped. Troopers immediately removed him from the vehicle, along with his passenger, who was identified as Zmara King, age 18, also from the city of Kingston. A search of King yielded 52 grams of cocaine and 32 grams of Fentanyl pills. She was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree: Intent to Sell, both felonies. Whitted was charged with Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Obstruction of Governmental Administration, all misdemeanors. He was also issued 42 tickets.

Teeson Whitted was released on an appearance ticket.

Zmara King was arraigned in the Town of Plattekill Court and was released on her own recognizance.


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