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Richfield Springs man accused of fleeing from authorities on motorcycle

By WKTV News

BROOKFIELD, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Richfield Springs man is facing charges after authorities say he fled from authorities on a motorcycle in Madison County.

Around 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, New York State Police in Morrisville say they attempted to stop a speeding motorcycle traveling northbound on State Route 8 in the Town of Brookfield.

Authorities said the motorcyclist, Andrew M. Delaura, 23, of Richfield Springs, failed to comply, driving through the Village of Bridgewater and then eastbound on State Route 20 at a high rate of speed.

Once troopers identified the license plate, they say they stopped pursuing Delaura and the information on the motorcycle was forwarded to State Police in Richfield Springs, who located the vehicle a short time later as Delaura attempted to return to his Park Street residence.

State Police said Delaura was charged with numerous vehicle and traffic violations and possession of hypodermic needles.

He was released on tickets and then turned over to State Police in Morrisville, where he was additionally charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer, reckless driving, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and several other traffic violations.

He was arraigned and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail and set to appear in the Town of Brookfield Court on April 3 at 4 p.m.

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