A Staten Island man is accused of speeding in Cortland County and trying to outrun sheriff’s deputies who tried to pull him over. 

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News


Sheriff’s officials say they attempted to stop a vehicle on Route 281 that was speeding at around 2:16 a.m. September 15. 

The vehicle failed to stop and led officers on a chase through the Towns of Cortlandville, Homer and Preble. Cortland County deputies broke off their pursuit when the vehicle crossed into the Town of Tully in Onondaga County.  

22-year-old Jean-Claude Kukulu was located after his vehicle was found crashed a short time later.  Kukulu was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. 

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He is charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer as well as speeding, failure to keep right, failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

Kukulu is scheduled to appear in Town of Cortlandville Court, Town of Homer Court and town of Preble Court on different dates next month to face all the charges. 

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