Peekskill Man Arrested for Fleeing, Resisting Arrest After Fleeing from Police Officer During Traffic Stop
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 24 year old Peekskill man, who is charged with the following: Suspended Registration, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, a Class “A” Misdemeanor, three counts of speed not reasonable and prudent, two counts of disobeying a traffic control device, no seatbelt, fail to comply with lawful order, failing to signal, improper or unsafe turn, and operating without insurance, all traffic violations.
On March 1, 2020 at approximately 8:15 am, PO Premuto, while on routine patrol, observed a vehicle exceeding the posted speed limit. PO Premuto conducted a traffic stop on Crompond Road and learned that the vehicle's registration was suspended. While conducting an investigation, the driver drove away from the officer. PO Premuto pursued the vehicle a short distance on Crompond Road where the driver stopped and exited his car on foot to leave the scene. Officers on scene attempted to arrest the driver, at which time the driver began resisting arrest, he was subdued after a brief struggle. The driver was placed under arrest at the scene, charged with resisting arrest, operating while registration suspended and numerous vehicle and traffic law violations.
The driver was processed on the above charges, issued an appearance ticket and was about to be released on his own recognizance, when he required transportation to the hospital for an medical condition, unrelated to his arrest. The defendant was released to the care/custody of hospital staff.
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