Monroe man arrested after fleeing from cops on Heritage Trail

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MONROE – A man who fled from State Police at a high rate of speed through the Town and Village of Monroe and then drove his Nissan Altima over a sidewalk onto the Heritage Trail walking path, has been arrested and charged with, among other things, reckless endangerment.

At 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, a trooper spotted the car driving north on Orange Turnpike at a high rate of speed. When the driver, later identified as Stetson Davis, 29, of Monroe, spotted the officer, he tried to flee. A short time later he was spotted running a red light in the village , jumped a sidewalk and entered the Heritage Trail where several people were walking.

Davis turned around on the path, reentered the road at an unsafe speed and struck two vehicles at the intersection of Stage and Lakes Roads. No one was injured.

Davis was found to be driving with a suspended license, suspended registration, no insurance and a stolen license plate.

As a result, he was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, criminal possession of stolen property and was issued 12 vehicle and traffic violations.

He was released on an appearance ticket returned to Monroe Village Court.