Halfmoon man sentenced for hurting cop while trying to evade custody

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A Halfmoon man who pleaded guilty to injuring a police officer while trying to escape custody was sentenced Monday morning in Saratoga County Court.

Duane McEwan was sentenced to five years in prison.

The incident happened in April 2021 during a traffic stop near Mohawk Commons.

McEwan was arrested for possession of cocaine.

Police say while being handcuffed, he resisted arrest and fought with the officer.

He then got into his car and sped away, before being caught a short time later.