SARATOGA COUNTY – A Lake Luzerne man led sheriff’s deputies on a chase along the Northway and Route 50 early Wednesday morning, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.
The chase ended without injury and with the man’s arrest after authorities deflated his tires using a spike strip, officials said.
Dennis J.L. Lescault, 28, of Lake Luzerne, was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, along with misdemeanor driving while ability impaired by drugs, reckless driving, unlawful fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and other charges, officials said.
The incident began on Interstate 87 northbound in Malta when sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop Lescault for failure to signal a lane change, officials said.
Lescault instead refused to comply and led the deputy on a pursuit, officials said. The chase continued off Exit 15 and onto Route 50, then through Gansevoort, onto Route 32, Wilton Gansevoort Road and onto Northern Pines Road. There, Lescault’s vehicle hit a spike strip deployed by state police, officials said.
Lescault’s vehicle then soon stopped at a business on Marion Avenue in Saratoga Springs, where Lescault was arrested after a short foot chase, officials said.
Lescault was processed and released to appear in court later. He was turned over to Saratoga Springs Police for unrelated charges there from a separate date, officials said.