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Two charged after high-speed chase through Utica
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica man is awaiting arraignment after leading police on a weekend chase that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
On Friday, March 12, 2010 at approximately 9:20 p.m., State Police Trooper David Olney saw a vehicle traveling at 84 mph northbound on State Route 12 in Utica. Trooper Olney attempted to stop the vehicle at which time, the driver then sped off, traveling east on I790 at over 100 mph.
The vehicle turned right onto Leland Ave, then right on Wurz Ave, and then another right on North Genesee Street, before finally pulling into the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn in an attempt to hide.
Olney found the vehicle in the rear of the hotel parking lot and the occupants fled. The passenger - Bianca M. Oliveri, 16, of Frankfort, was immediately taken into custody. With help from fellow State Troopers, along with several members of the Utica Police Department, the driver - Jasmin Rizvic, 19, of Utica - was located on a second-floor balcony of the Red Roof Inn, where he was taken into custody.
The passenger, Oliveri, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and was issued an appearance ticket to appear in City of Utica Court at a later date.
The driver, Rizvic, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, and unlawful fleeing from a police officer. He was also charged with a multitude of traffic offenses including reckless driving, switched license plates, operating with no insurance, operating while his license was revoked, operating an unregistered vehicle, and numerous speeding and moving violations.
Rizvic was brought to the City of Utica lockup to awaiting arraignment by a Utica City Judge.