Monday, November 15, 2010
Ramapo Police arrest 21-year-old Orthodox Jew after high-speed chase
RAMAPO — A 21-year-old Monsey man was arrested after, police said, he sped off during a traffic stop Saturday night and crashed at a nearby exit.
State police said a trooper pulled over Eric Schechter for speeding on the southbound side of the New York State Thruway, near Ramapo,
around 9 p.m.
Schechter was being ticketed for driving 97 mph in a 65 mph zone, when he suddenly accelerated away. The trooper drove after him onto the Garden State Parkway, where the suspect's vehicle overturned, as he tried to exit too fast off the Schoolhouse Road ramp in Chestnut Ridge, state police said.
The driver and his three passengers were not injured.
Schechter was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, driving while impaired by drugs, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He was also issued the original speeding ticket.
Schechter was arraigned Sunday in Airmont village court.