Jericho man who ran from police arrested

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JERICHO — A 30-year-old man was arrested on an active instate warrant following an incident in Jericho last month.

On June 29, police say they initiated a traffic stop for a equipment violation at the intersection of Lee River Road and Plains Road at around 7:15 p.m.

Once the trooper activated the emergency lights, the vehicle eluded at a high rate of speed through a busy residential area.

Troopers did not pursue the vehicle.

Approximately one hour after the initial attempt to stop the vehicle, police say they observed the same vehicle traveling 72 miles-per-hour in a posted 40 miles-per-hour zone on Suzie Wilson Bypass.

Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver eluded negligently from the area.

Later, the vehicle was spotted exiting I-289 at exit 10.

Police initiated a traffic stop and the driver fled into the woods despite being ordered to stop.

Throughout the course of the investigation, it was determined that Larry Sweetser, 30, of Jericho was the operator during the incident on June 29.

Today, Sweetser was arrested without incident in Essex and transported to the Williston Barracks for processing.

The passenger of the vehicle was identified as Luke Brown, 47, of Jericho.

Brown was found to have an active instate arrest warrant for failure to appear.

He was transported to the North Western Correctional Facility for processing.

At the conclusion of processing, Sweetser was issued a citation to appear in court on August 24 to answer to the charges of gross negligent operation, gross eluding law enforcement, and excessive speed.

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