Utica man accused of leading police on chase in stolen Maserati

Associated Press

A Utica man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase through Utica in a stolen Maserati.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 10:45 AM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 10:53 AM

UTICA, N.Y. – A Utica man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase through Utica in a stolen Maserati.

Alexander Walker, 24, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and received more than 40 traffic tickets.

Around 6 p.m. Sunday, an officer asked two people to move vehicles that were parked in a 'no parking' zone in Oneida Square.

Both drivers got in their vehicles to move them, when Walker – driving a black Maserati – hit the other car, according to Utica police.

The officer asked both drivers to exchange information, but Walker fled the scene on Oneida Street.

Other officers on patrol attempted to stop Walker, but he continued until Cottage Place, where he lost control and spun around in the road.

At that time, officers started to get out of their vehicles to approach Walker -- but he continued driving, hitting a police vehicle on the passenger side before speeding away again. The chase continued to Lincoln Avenue, where police say Walker was going more than 100 miles per hour.

Due to the safety risk caused by the suspect’s high rate of speed, officers stopped the pursuit.

Shortly after, residents called 911 saying a man in a black vehicle approached them in their backyard and offered to pay them if they helped him hide from police.

When officers arrived to that location, they found Walker in a nearby yard trying to hide.

After Walker’s arrest, police discovered the Maserati was reported stolen from Poughkeepsie. He also had outstanding warrants from other areas.

Police say Walker may face additional charges.

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