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October 8, 2012

Morris man held in high-speed chase

Police have arrested a man who they say led them on a high-speed chase from Cooperstown to Milford and then northbound along Route 166 before they abandoned the chase for safety reasons.

Christopher Card, 18, of Morris, turned himself in to Cooperstown Village police Friday and was charged with failure to comply.

The chase began early Sept. 30, when Cooperstown officers attempted to pull over a Volkswagen Jetta for having a tail light out, Otsego County Deputy James Mateunas said Sunday.

Deputies picked up the pursuit south of Cooperstown on Route 28, Mateunas said, adding that the speeding car hit 100 mph and passed several other vehicles along the way.

When the Jetta turned onto winding Route 166, deputies decided they couldn’t safely follow it anymore and broke off the pursuit, Mateunas said.

An off-duty deputy later recognized the car and persuaded Card to surrender, Mateunas said.

Card was being held Sunday at the Otego County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.

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