Hogansburg man jailed for fleeing police, forcing vehicles off road, troopers charge
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 11:46 am

BOMBAY – A Hogansburg man was jailed Saturday afternoon after fleeing from state police and forcing vehicles off the roadway while driving in the wrong lane on State Highway 37.

Troopers say they arrested Kristian A. Smoke, 21, for third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., state police say they attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2005 Cadillac STS on State Highway 37. The vehicle reportedly failed to stop for the trooper and accelerated in an attempt to flee.

The car began traveling westbound in the eastbound lane on State Highway 37, forcing vehicles off the roadway.

The vehicle then turned onto Porter Lane where the operator ran from the vehicle into a residence at 18 Porter Lane. State Police located the suspect and took him into custody.

Smoke was also ticketed for uninspected motor vehicle, no front license plate, tinted windows, speeding, failure to keep right, reckless driving, and failure to comply, officers said.

He was arraigned at the Bombay Town Court and sent to Franklin County Jail on $3,000 bail or $6,000 bond. He is to reappear in the Bombay Town Court on April 29at 5 p.m.