21 May 2020
 
  
 NEW YORK STATE POLICE
 Major James C. Michael
 Troop F Commander
 

  
PRESS RELEASE
 

On May 20, 2020  troopers from the Wurtsboro barracks arrested Sulejman Muratovic, age 19 from Brooklyn, NY for Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Unlawful Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree and Reckless Driving, all misdemeanors, and 14 vehicle and traffic law violations.

At approximately 12:45 p.m., troopers observed a blue BMW M3 traveling 111 m.p.h. in a 55 m.p.h. zone on State Route 17 in the town of Mamakating, Sullivan County. Troopers initiated a traffic stop and the operator of the vehicle, later identified as Sulejman Muratovic, failed to comply and continued west on State Route 17 reaching a top speed of 132 m.p.h. and driving erratically and passing vehicles on the shoulder. The operator eventually complied and pulled over onto the shoulder of the highway. As troopers exited their vehicle, Muratovic, sped off.  He and the vehicle were located on Kukas Road in the town of Thompson where he was taken into custody and the vehicle was towed. He was issued an appearance ticket for the misdemeanors and 14 tickets for numerous vehicle and traffic law violations.

 

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