A recent trend of reckless driving has struck the Town of Newburgh, culminating in a pair of arrests.
A high speed car chase with police came to a head on June 4 as a driver, who had previously ran a red light, recklessly turned into Tot’s ‘n Us Day Care while there were adults and small children in the driveway. He was driving a Ford pick-up truck.
No one was struck or injured.
The driver, upon arrival by police, fled the scene. The driver headed north on Route 300 and then north on Route 32 at high rates of speed passing other vehicles in no-passing zones, police said.
The driver entered Plattekill and made a high-speed turn onto Firehouse Road – a dead end street. At the end of the street, the driver attempted to make a U-turn on the lawn of a home and only gave up when an officer drew his weapon.
The truck was stolen from the Quality Landscaping company lot off Gardnertown Road, police said.
Harold Hall, 21, was charged with five reckless endangerment felonies, as well as a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge and more than 20 traffic violations.
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