Police said a New York man who led troopers on a four-mile chase that ended when he struck a patrol car was still puffing on a crack pipe when they arrested him, the Times Herald-Record reported Saturday.
State police said they tried to stop a car driven by Edward Itchkawitz, 47, on Interstate 84 in the Town of Newburgh, about 60 miles from New York City on Wednesday night, but he took off.
After hitting the patrol car, Itchkawitz’s car ended up in the center median, where troopers found him smoking crack. Police said they searched the car and found credit cards and a forged check that had been reported stolen in New York City’s suburban counties of Westchester and Rockland.
Itchkawitz was charged with possession of stolen property and a forged instrument, drug possession, resisting arrest and driving while ability impaired by drugs. He was also charged with parole violation.
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