ATV driver in St. Regis Falls accused of leading troopers on chase while drunk
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 2:27 pm

ST. REGIS FALLS -- A Connecticut resident was jailed early Sunday morning after he allegedly led police on a chase down state Route 458 on an ATV while intoxicated.

Charles P. Reagan of Avon, Conn. is facing misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. He was also charged with unregistered ATV, uninsured ATV, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, operating an ATV on a roadway, reckless driving on an ATV, failure to keep right and speeding.

A trooper tried to stop Avon around 11:55 p.m. Saturday while he was driving a 2003 Kawasaki ATV south on Main Street in St. Regis Falls, police said.

Reagan fled when the trooper put on his lights, leading him south on state Route 458 for about two miles, according to troopers.

Reagan then stopped and tried to flee on foot and was taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said.

Reagan's blood alcohol level was later found to be .15 percent, according to troopers.

He was arraigned in Waverly Town Court and sent to the Franklin County Jail, Malone in lieu of $1,500 bail or $3,000 bond. He is to return to court on April 29 at 7 p.m.