Binghamton Man Surrenders After 3-County High-Speed Chase
A man who managed to elude police following a wild pursuit that ended in Johnson City has turned himself in to authorities.
According to New York State Police, 22-year-old Keenan Johnson of Binghamton faces several charges in connection with the February 12 chase.
The car Johnson allegedly was driving had been involved in a police pursuit in Chemung County. A trooper spotted the vehicle speeding on Route 17 in the town of Nichols.
At one point, police reported the car was traveling at 110 miles per hour.
The chase continued into Broome County where the vehicle eventually exited the expressway in Johnson City. The car was found abandoned behind a home in the village a few minutes later. Police swarmed the neighborhood but were unable to track down the driver.
A warrant was issued for Johnson's arrest and he surrendered Friday afternoon at the state police barracks in the town of Owego.
Johnson has been charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in a vehicle, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He also was accused of aggravated unlicensed operation and driving without an ignition interlock device.
Johnson is to appear in Owego town court on Tuesday and Nichols town court on March 19.
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