Maine Man Jailed After High-Speed Pursuit
A Broome County man faces several charges following a police chase.
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Authorities say 20-year-old Cameron Fortner of Maine wouldn't pull over for a sheriff's deputy who observed him traveling 90 mph in a 55 mph zone on Route 26 on Tuesday.
According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, Fortner passed vehicles on double yellow lines and drove recklessly for more than two miles. He then pulled into a long driveway behind a house in an effort to elude the deputy.
Officials say Fortner resisted when he was taken into custody. He was charged with fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and resisting arrest.
Fortner also was cited for several vehicle and traffic violations, including speeding, unsafe passing and reckless driving.
Fortner was arraigned in Chenango town court and sent to Broome County Jail on $1,000 bail.
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