25 March 2021
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander



On March 21, 2021 at 10:12 a.m. a trooper patrolling on State Route 17 in the town of Goshen observed a 2003 Infiniti G35 traveling east at a high rate of speed and in violation of other New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws. The trooper verified the speed on RADAR at 117 mph in a 65 mph. The trooper attempted to catch up to the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic without signaling and cutting off other motorists. The vehicle exited at exit 129 and attempted to hide in the park and ride lot. The trooper observed the vehicle and began to walk up to the vehicle to speak to the operator when the vehicle fled the area. The trooper was able to obtain the plate and a visual of the operator. The vehicle reentered State Route 17 east and proceeded to Interstate 87 south. The trooper continued  the pursue the vehicle. The pursuit was terminated for safety reasons after the vehicle reached a speed of 148 mph in a 65 mph. 

During the trooper’s investigation he was able to derrmine that the plate on the Infiniti belonged to another vehicle out of NYC. The trooper was able to locate the owner of that vehicle. The trooper then learned that the owner of that vehicle was a relative of the suspected vehicle. Through the use of social media, the trooper saw photographs with the suspect standing next to the Infiniti G-35 with the switched plate. With the assistance of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) the vehicle was located in Queens along with the suspect. The suspect was detained by NYPD and then turned over to New York State Police in New York City. The suspect was transported to the state police barracks in Monroe where he was charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st degree, (felony) Reckless Driving and Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree. (misdemeanors).  The suspect was released on an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Goshen Court on April 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. and was also issued 43 tickets, including 117mph in a 65 mph zone and 148 mph in a 65 mph zone. All tickets were issued to the corresponding jurisdictions that the violations occurred.


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