Man leads deputies on chase through three townships

Man leads deputies on chase through three townships
Lewis County Sheriff's Department patrol car

GREIG, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Port Leyden man is accused of leading police on a pursuit across three Lewis County townships.

Sheriff’s deputies say they tried to pull over 23-year-old Michael Sullivan on Pine Grove Road in the town of Greig because of switched license plates on the 2009 Ford Fusion he was driving.

Deputies say he refused to stop and led them through the towns of Greig, Martinsburg, and Watson, sometimes at high speed.

Sullivan allegedly abandoned the vehicle at the Beaches Bridge Trailer Park on Number Four Road and fled on foot. He was caught after a brief chase.

He was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer and criminal possession of a controlled substance, along with several traffic charges that include reckless driving, speeding, stop sign violations, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He will answer the charges in Greig, Martinsburg, and Watson town courts.

State police and Lowville village police helped deputies at the scene.

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