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MAMAKATING – A man who fled police traveling at speeds of up to 132 mph, was arrested by troopers on Route 17 in the Town of Mamakating.

State Police charged Sulejman Muratovic, 19, of Brooklyn, with reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and 14 vehicle and traffic law violations.

At about 12:45 p.m. on May 20, troopers spotted a blue BMW M3 traveling 111 mph in a 55 mph zone on Route 17.

Troopers initiated a traffic stop but Muratovic failed to comply and sped off westbound, reaching 132 mph.

He eventually complied and pulled over on the shoulder of the highway. As troopers got out of their vehicle, Muratovic sped off.

He and the vehicle were located on Kukas Road in the Town of Thompson where he was taken into custody and the vehicle was towed.

He was issued an appearance ticket for the misdemeanors and 14 tickets for vehicle and traffic law violations.

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