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Arrest made following high-speed chase that ended in Utica crash

An arrest has been made following the high-speed car chase that ended in a crash in Utica in the early morning hours on Wednesday.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2018 9:33 AM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018 2:09 PM

An arrest has been made following the high-speed car chase that ended in a crash in Utica in the early morning hours on Wednesday, according to the Sherrill Police Department.

The police chase began sometime between 2-3 a.m. in Sherrill, went through several municipalities and ended in Utica after 3 a.m.

Police say the driver, 28-year-old Deshawn Burns of Syracuse, struck and severed a small tree on Genesee Street in Utica, then struck and snapped a light pole. Burns then continued down Genesee Street and ended up on the corner of Genesee and Hobart streets.

Department of Public Works crews were called in to clear the debris from the street.

Burns is charged with misdemeanor unlawfully fleeing a police officer, speeding, reckless driving, operating without insurance and aggravated unlicensed operation. Police say he is also wanted on a warrant out of Syracuse.

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