A parole absconder is accused of driving over 100 mph and then crashing a car on Interstate 81 as he tried to elude police.

NOEL BUDRAM (Photo: New York State Police)
NOEL BUDRAM (Photo: New York State Police)

Authorities say a state trooper observed a Toyota Corolla speeding on the highway in the Town of Cortlandville on Wednesday afternoon.

After the vehicle was stopped, the driver gave the trooper a false name and then sped away.

Following a short pursuit, the car smashed into a guide rail as the driver attempted to exit I-81 at Exit 10.

Investigators say the driver - 21-year-old Noel Budram of the Bronx - ran away after the crash. He was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

Budram and two passengers in the car were not hurt in the crash.

Troopers determined an arrest warrant had been issued for Budram because he had absconded from New York State parole.

Budram was charged with reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a vehicle and resisting arrest. He also faces counts of false impersonation and obstruction of governmental administration.

Budram was arraigned in Cortlandville town court and sent to Cortland County Jail without bail.

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