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Ohio Man Charged With Fleeing Police On Taconic State Parkway

New York State Police arrested a Cleveland, Ohio man for fleeing the scene of a traffic stop.
New York State Police arrested a Cleveland, Ohio man for fleeing the scene of a traffic stop. Photo Credit: Contributed

TAGHKANIC, N.Y. -- A man from Cleveland, Ohio was arrested by New York State Police for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle stop on Thursday, Feb. 4, police said.

Troopers flagged a Ford Taurus on the Taconic State Parkway for speeding. The driver, Christopher T. Kubin, 29, stopped his car in the lane of travel and was directed to pull onto the shoulder, police report.

Kubin failed to comply with the officer’s orders, left the scene, then crossed through the center median of the parkway and started traveling northbound, police said.

He was stopped after traveling approximately five miles, and was placed in custody following a brief struggle, according to police.

Kubin was charged with unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle third degree and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor, along with reckless driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, police report.

Kubin was arraigned before the Town of Taghkanic Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail in lieu of $500 bail, officials report.

He is due to reappear in the Taghkanic Town Court, according to police.

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