Troopers arrest Rotterdam man after foot pursuit

August 11, 2016 05:15 AM

ALBANY -- New York State Police say Aaron Merritt was involved in hit and runs and then went on the run right down I-90.

Police say they got a call on Wednesday for a man running down the side of I-90 near Everett Road. When police arrived, they found Merritt, who they say had been running through a wooded area towards Central Avenue.

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State Police say Merritt had left his car on I-90 after being involved in a number of hit and run accidents.

After being taken into custody, police gave Merritt a breathalyzer test. He blew a .18, more than twice the legal limit.

Merritt is charged with aggravated DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and other traffic citations. He'll be arraigned in city of Albany court Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m.


WNYT Staff

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