Two men were arrested in the Hudson Valley after a 23-mile high-speed chase on some of the most dangerous roads in New York State.
On Tuesday, January 17, New York State Police arrested two men after a high-speed chase down the Palisades Interstate Parkway.
High-speed chase on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New York
Shortly after 2 a.m. Soldiers patrolling the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the city of Ramapo, New York, spotted a 2021 Nissan Altima traveling north on the parkway, allegedly violating numerous New York state vehicle and traffic laws.
Soldiers stopped the vehicle near Exit 12, but as officers approached the car, the vehicle fled the area and continued north, police say.
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The soldiers initiated a high-speed pursuit.
High-Speed Chase enters New York State Thruway, Route 17
The vehicle exited the Palisades and entered the New York State Thruway, continuing north to exit 16, where it entered State Route 17 and exited at exit 131.
In all, the high-speed chase spanned 23 miles at speeds of about 100 miles per hour, according to New York State Police.
The driver, identified as 37-year-old Marcus Manigault of New York City, eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail at the intersection of Nininger Road and County Route 105.
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Manigault and his passenger Attley Samuel, 29, of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, both suffered minor injuries. Both were treated locally by Woodbury EMS.
Both were charged with criminal opportunity of controlled substance, criminal opportunity of controlled substance with intent to sell, felony and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
Manigault was also charged with unlawfully escaping a police officer in a motor vehicle and obstructing government administration, as well as misdemeanor charges. He was also issued 48 tickets.
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Both were taken to the Orange County Jail pending charges.
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