Broome Deputies Use Spikes To Stop Police Chase
Police utilized a tire-puncturing device at the Broome-Chenango county line to stop a vehicle fleeing from a pursuing state trooper.
Authorities say a 2011 Chevrolet HHR reached a speed of 105 miles per hour during a chase that started on Route 12 in the village of Oxford.
Broome County sheriff deputies deployed so-called "stop sticks" to end the pursuit.
According to state police, 22-year-old Joel Ramos was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and other traffic violations.
A passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Joenrique Torres, was charged with tampering with physical evidence, a felony.
Police say both men are from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Investigators say Torres is accused of throwing drug paraphernalia from the vehicle during the chase.
Ramos and Torres were arraigned in Oxford town court. Both were ordered held in Chenango County Jail on $5,000 bail.
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