ATV riders ticketed after allegedly fleeing from deputy

Two people were ticketed after they allegedly fled from a sheriff's deputy on their ATV over the weekend.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 9:41 AM

FORESTPORT – Two people were ticketed after they allegedly fled from a sheriff's deputy on their ATV over the weekend.

According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:20 p.m. Sunday a deputy tried to stop an ATV driving on Obrien Road in Forestport but the ATV fled from the deputy heading south on Obrien Road. The deputy tried to catch up with the ATV and saw that the ATV was driving at a high speed and recklessly passing other vehicles, and the deputy ended the chase less than a mile from where it started.

Deputies say local residents helped them identify where the ATV came from, and through an investigation they identified the ATV and its driver and passenger.

The driver of the ATV, 20-year-old Corey Cook of Poland, and the passenger, 21-year-old Catania Murabito of Marcy, turned themselves into the deputy shortly after.

Cook was ticketed for reckless operation, failure to comply, operating on a roadway, no helmet and unregistered vehicle. Murabito was ticketed for no helmet. They’re both scheduled to appear in the Town of Forestport Court at a later date.

The Sheriff’s Office is reminding ATV riders that operating ATVs recreationally on roads in Oneida County is illegal.

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