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Troopers arrest Binghamton man for February high-speed chase

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(WBNG) -- New York State Police say a Binghamton man turned himself in for his role in a multi-county high speed chase.

Troopers say a vehicle was spotted traveling around 105 miles per hour on State Route 17 East in the town of Nichols on February 12. The vehicle had been involved in a pursuit in Chemung County, authorities say.

Troopers tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver would not stop, state police say. Later, officials note Broome County 911 received a call from a woman on North Arch Street in Johnson City for a call of a suspicious vehicle parked behind a residence. troopers say the vehicle was the same one involved in the pursuit and the driver had fled.

A warrant was put out for the arrest of Keenan Johnson, 22, of Binghamton, who investigators say was driving the vehicle, according to state police. Johnson then turned himself over to troopers at the Owego barracks on March 9.

Johnson is charged with the following:

  • Unlawful fleeing a police in the third degree, a misdemeanor
  • Reckless endangerment in the second degree, a misdemeanor
  • Reckless driving, a misdemeanor
  • aggravated unlicensed aggravation in the second degree, a misdemeanor
  • Use of a vehicle without an ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor
  • Several traffic violations

Johnson was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. he is scheduled to appear in Town of Owego Court on Tuesday and Town of Nichols Court on March 19.

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