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Police: Man fled Schenectady traffic stop, faces felony

Police: Man fled Schenectady traffic stop, faces felony

Police: Motorist tossed bag of marijuana while fleeing police

SCHENECTADY -- A Hulett Street resident was arrested last week after he fled from police on Interstate 890, authorities said.

The incident happened April 10, when police attempted to pull over Jahquese M. Flanders, police said. Flanders, 20, refused to stop and soon turned from Craig Street onto 890 and sped away.

It never reached the level of a pursuit, police spokesman Sgt. Matthew Dearing said, as officers did not give chase after Flanders began speeding and ignoring traffic signals and signs.

Police caught up with Flanders on Thursday, on Hulett Street, and arrested him. He faces a felony count of reckless endangerment related to the I-890 incident. Police said he nearly struck other vehicles as he entered the westbound lanes of the interstate, according to court documents.

He also faces a felony count of tampering with physical evidence related to his arrest. He is also accused of tossing a bag of marijuana that wasn't recovered.

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