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Driver charged after high speed chase on Northway

Driver charged after high speed chase on Northway

August 03, 2018 12:04 PM

A 37-year-old Vermont man has been charged after authorities say he led New York police on a 30-mile high-speed chase on the Northway.

State police say authorities were looking for Austin Blodgett of Mount Holly after receiving a report Thursday that he had displayed a gun during an encounter with someone in Westport in Essex County.

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Troopers later spotted him traveling south on Interstate 87. Police say he refused to stop and accelerated to more than 100 mph.

The pursuit also involved sheriff's deputies in neighboring Warren County, where Blodgett stopped near Exit 23 in Lake George.

He's charged with numerous traffic violations. Troopers also say Blodgett was charged with illegally possessing a 9mm handgun in New York. It wasn't clear if he has a lawyer.

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