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Headlines: Chase hits 148 mph, judge avoids jail time in reckless driving deaths, Castle Fun Center reopens

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2021, 10:08 AM

Updated 1,207 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A high-speed police chase that started in Goshen and ended in Queens ended with a teen in custody. Police say they tried to pull over an 18-year-old who was going 117 mph and weaving in and out of traffic on Route 17 on Sunday. Then, the driver got onto I-87, hitting speeds of 148 mph and got away. But the teen was eventually tracked down in Queens and was ticketed and charged with reckless driving.
A retired Sullivan County judge will not serve jail time in the reckless driving deaths of two teenage friends. Isaac Kantrowitz, 87, was sentenced Thursday to pay a $1,000 fine and a mandatory $88 surcharge. Kantrowitz was speeding when he struck and killed the 14-year-old and 16-year-old in 2019. The judge chose not to impose the maximum sentence, which included 60 days in jail. Kantrowitz is now prohibited from obtaining a driver's license. Prosecutors say the tragic case exposes serious inadequacies in state law when it comes to vehicular deaths.
The wait is over as Castle Fun Center reopens in Chester at 3 p.m. today. Staff is giving temperature checks at the door, you have to wear a mask, and socially distancing is being enforced.

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