The Recorder

Police: Fort Plain man arrested following 30-mile pursuit


ULSTER — A Fort Plain man allegedly led New York State Police on a 30-mile pursuit Sunday night after he was stopped for speeding, according to police reports.


Kristopher J. Arco, 30, of Fort Plain, was charged Sunday with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, fourth-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, unlawful possession of marijuana and multiple traffic infractions.

At approximately 8:35 p.m. Sunday, troopers stopped Arco on I-87 in the Town of Ulster for speeding. While a trooper was reportedly interviewing Arco, he allegedly fled the scene in his vehicle and refused to stop.

Arco allegedly led troopers on a 30-mile pursuit, with the chase ending after he drove over spike strips, according to police reports.

Arco was arraigned in Coxsackie Town Court and remanded to the Green County jail in lieu of $75,000 cash or $150,000 bond bail. He is scheduled to reappear in Coxsackie Town Court at a later date.