Bronx Man Held For High-Speed Chase

Published on April 15, 2012, 6:32 pm
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A Bronx man was hospitalized and faces criminal charges after police said he led them on a brief high-speed chase on the Cross County Parkway.

Walter Turner, 31, of East 226th Street was driving alone in a westbound lane about 8:15 p.m. Saturday when a Westchester County police officer tried to pull him over for a broken tail light near Exit 4 at Central Park Avenue, county police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said.

Instead of stopping, Turner sped off and began weaving through traffic for about a mile before losing control of his car and rolling over near Exit 3 at Yonkers Avenue.

Turner was taken by ambulance to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

No one else was injured in the single-vehicle crash.

Yonkers Police said they assisted with traffic control afterward.

Turner was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

He also was issued summonses for speeding, unsafe lane changes, an insufficient tail light and a seat belt violation.

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