Man Admits Role In High-Speed Chase, Crash

Man Admits Role In High-Speed Chase, Crash

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A 26 year old Syracuse man has admitted to leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in a crash in Watertown.

James Dunn was in Jefferson County Court Tuesday. 

He pleaded guilty to the following counts: 

- criminal possession of stolen property
- driving while ability impaired by drugs
- reckless driving
- unlawfully fleeing a police officer

Last November, state police said they chased a stolen car from the town of Richland in Oswego County up Interstate 81 to the city of Watertown, where it crashed into a parked car at the intersection of Washington and Ward streets.

Dunn, who was the driver, and a passenger were taken into custody following a brief chase on foot.

Troopers said the pursuit lasted around 20 minutes and led them about 30 miles through several townships at speeds that topped out around 110 miles per hour. 

The vehicle, a 2008 GMC Envoy, was reported stolen from Syracuse.

Dunn faces a year in jail when he's sentenced April 23.

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