Low Speed Chase Winds from Endicott to Johnson City
Broome County Sheriff’s officials are investigating why a driver led them on a bizarre, low-speed chase through Endicott, Endwell, Westover and into Johnson City early on May 6.
The man was taken into custody shortly before 4 a.m. in the area of Endwell Street after being followed by law enforcement officers for close to 20 minutes.
The chase that ranged, in speeds from 4 to 45 miles per hour, began on Route 26 shortly after 3:30 with the sport utility vehicle traveling at around 25 miles per hour before getting onto Route 17 east at a top speed of 45 miles per hour before exiting onto Route 17C in Westover at the Home Depot. The vehicle crawled east on Main Street and the side streets of Johnson City at five miles an hour with flashers on, weaving around "stop sticks" deployed on the road.
The driver finally complied with the pursuing police vehicles just inside the village near the NYPenn Trade Center.
There were no reported injuries.