Johnson City Man Involved in Police Chase in Tioga County
A Johnson City man is accused of trying to outrun police in Tioga County.
Tioga County Sheriff’s officials say 37-year-old Kyle Wood is accused of failing to yield to officers trying to make a traffic stop on July 3 and speeding off.
According to the Police Report, Wood was arrested at 11:23 p.m.
Deputies say when Wood reportedly failed to comply and sped off, the Sheriff’s Office was joined in the vehicle pursuit by the New York State Police in Owego and officers from the Village of Owego Police Department.
Authorities say the vehicle exceeded speed limits set in two separate zones during the course of the pursuit.
Several charges have been filed as a result of the chase.
The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office says Wood is charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Moving from a Lane Unsafely, driving as an Unlicensed Operator, driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving and speeding or “Speed in Zone (two separate zones).
In addition to those counts stemming from the attempted traffic stop, Sheriff’s officials say they found Wood had an outstanding warrant in Broome County.
Authorities say they turned Wood over to the City of Binghamton Police in connection with an active Arrest Warrant as well as a Parole Warrant.
As for the charges in Tioga County, officials say Wood was issued appearance tickets and has been ordered to appear in the Village of Owego Court in front of Justice David G. Boland. Wood’s court date is tentatively set for August 2.