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The Times
  • Drunken driver leads police on two-county chase

  • A Johnstown man was arrested Saturday night after leading police on a car chase through two counties, the Boonville Police Department said.

    Officers attempted to stop 29-year-old Kevin Myers on Post Street in Boonville after observing him speeding at about 11:22 p.m., police said. Myers reportedly refused to stop, however, and continued north into Lewis County.

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  • A Johnstown man was arrested Saturday night after leading police on a car chase through two counties, the Boonville Police Department said.
    Officers attempted to stop 29-year-old Kevin Myers on Post Street in Boonville after observing him speeding at about 11:22 p.m., police said. Myers reportedly refused to stop, however, and continued north into Lewis County.
    Police pursued Myers’ vehicle north on state Route 12D until Myers made a U-turn and began driving the other way, police said. At one point, Myers pulled over to the side of the road and officers surrounded his vehicle, only to have him accelerate into one of their patrol cars, causing damage to it, police said.
    Myers then again headed north on Route 12D before turning left onto Denley Road in Leyden, where he stopped his car and attempted to flee on foot. He was pursued by four officers who were able capture him and take him into custody, police said.
    The entire chase lasted about nine minutes. Myers’ blood alcohol content later was measured at 0.14 percent, almost twice the legal limit, police said.
    Myers is charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment and seven misdemeanors: third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more, third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest, police said.
    He’s also charged with 10 traffic violations, including consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to comply and speeding.
    Myers was arraigned in Steuben Town Court and sent to Oneida County jail on $10,000 cash bail or $25,000 bail bond, police said.
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