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State police: Poughkeepsie man lead police on a 13-mile chase through two counties, crashed into police vehicles

State police say Christopher Melvin, 33, failed to stop when troopers attempted to pull his 2017 Honda Civic on 9W in the Town of Lloyd, at approximately 12:14 p.m.

Blaise Gomez

Jun 13, 2024, 11:39 AM

Updated 34 days ago

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A Poughkeepsie man is facing multiple charges after allegedly leading police on a 13-mile chase through two counties Tuesday, crashing and damaging two police vehicles.
State police say Christopher Melvin, 33, failed to stop when troopers attempted to pull his 2017 Honda Civic on 9W in the Town of Lloyd, at approximately 12:14 p.m.
Melvin crossed county lines with authorities in pursuit. State police say they terminated the chase shortly before he crashed into a Town of Marlborough police vehicle in the Town of Newburgh, and that he damaged a Town of Newburgh police vehicle when he opened the door of his car to flee on foot.
Melvin was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit, according to authorities.
He was charged with tampering with physical evidence, several drug charges for possessing controlled substances, obstructing governmental administration, and reckless endangerment.
Melvin was remanded to Ulster County Jail on $100,000 cash bail.


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