Teen driver clocks up to 148 mph in high speed pursuit, gets 43 violations

The trooper eventually stopped pursuing for safety reasons but the teen was later taken into custody


By Graham Rayman
New York Daily News

GOSHEN, N.Y. — A teenage driver amassed a stunning 43 traffic violations after a high-speed police chase through New York — at one point flying down the highway at 148 miles-per-hour, authorities said.

A state trooper initially spotted the 18-year-old motorist weaving in and out of traffic on State Route 17 in Goshen, N.Y. on Sunday morning, going 117-miles-per-hour in a 65 miles-per-hour zone, New York state police said.

The trooper followed the teen onto Exit 128 and into a parking lot — but when he tried to speak to the driver, the teen peeled off, said authorities.

The trooper called in the license plate number and kept chasing the suspect from State Route 17 onto I-87 North. The teen driver, who has not been named, sped up to 148 miles-per-hour trying to escape.

The trooper eventually stopped chasing the 2003 Infiniti G35 to avoid injuring bystanders, state police said.

He discovered that the license plate was stolen from another car belonging to a relative of the teen. The trooper also found pictures on social media showing the suspect standing next to the Infiniti with the switched plate, state police said.

State troopers and NYPD cops tracked down the Infiniti in Queens and took the teen into custody.

The young driver was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving and fleeing a police officer, all misdemeanors. He also was slapped with the 43 summonses, related to the jurisdictions he sped through during the chase.

The teen was released with a desk appearance ticket to appear in court in Goshen on April 12.

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