08 October 2020
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander
 

  
PRESS RELEASE
 

Jonathan McCormick, age 61 of New Boston, New Hampshire was arrested on October 5, 2020 and October 7, 2020 for Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).

On October 5, 2020 at approximately 1:10 p.m., State Police Middletown responded to Garnet Health in the town of Wallkill for a report of a hit and run in the parking lot. The vehicle was observed to be traveling on East Main Street in Wallkill. When a trooper attempted to make a traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Jonathan McCormick, refused to comply and proceeded to State Route 17 westbound where a pursuit began. The pursuit lasted approximately 5 miles with a top speed of 80 miles per hour (mph). McCormick was taken into custody without incident. He had a blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) of .21 and he was charged with Aggravated DWI.  He was also charged with Reckless Driving, and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle, both misdemeanors). While searching the vehicle, troopers located a Colt .223 semiautomatic rifle and a Marlin 9mm semiautomatic rifle. He was additionally charged with Failing to Register a Weapon, a misdemeanor. The operator of the vehicle involved in the hit and run declined an accident report because of the minimal damage to their vehicle. McCormick was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Wallkill Court on October 26, 2020 at 2 p.m.

On October 7, 2020 at approximately 9:05 p.m. State Police Montgomery responded to State Route 208 in the town of Montgomery for a report of an erratic driver. Troopers located the vehicle and observed the vehicle to be driving in an erratic manor. Troopers initiated a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle, identified as Jonathan McCormick, age 61 of New Boston, New Hampshire. He was determined to be impaired by alcohol. McCormick had a BAC of .24 and was charged with Aggravated DWI. He was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Montgomery Court on October 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

 

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