State police arrested a man who allegedly sped through a work zone at 103 mph on I-87 (Adirondack Northway) while high on drugs this morning, and fled from troopers all the way to Troy.
Ryan K. Spiak, 31, of Averill Park, sped through the work zone in the town of Clifton Park while a work crew was active at the site, knocking over traffic cones, according to a state police release issued today.
He was driving his 2010 Chevrolet Traverse when two state troopers conducting traffic enforcement within the work zone clocked him at 103 mph and subsequently pursued him heading south.
State police supervisors that had been monitoring the pursuit called it off when Spiak entered the city of Troy by state Route 7.
Shortly after he came into the city, though, Spiak crashed his vehicle and fled the scene. But Troy police were aware of the pursuit, and apprehended him quickly.
Spiak was charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment and several misdemeanors, including unlawful fleeing of a police officer, possession of a hypodermic needle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and driving under the influence of drugs.
He was arraigned in the Town of Halfmoon Court and remanded to the Saratoga County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to reappear in court June 27.
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