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September 23, 2018

Police: Fulton Man Led Them On 80 MPH Chase


<p>John D. Halstead, Jr., in a mugshot provided by the Oswego County Sheriff's Department</p>

John D. Halstead, Jr., in a mugshot provided by the Oswego County Sheriff's Department

A Fulton man led police on a brief chase into the town of Granby early Sunday morning.

Fulton Police say they tried to pull over John D. Halstead, Jr., 41, of 1065 St. Rt. 48, at about 2:03 a.m. Sunday after watching his speeding car hit a curb on W. 1st St. (Route 48) near Curtis St.

Police allege Halstead did not pull over. Instead, he hit the gas, hitting speeds of up to 80 miles an hour as he left the city on Rt. 48. The Sheriff’s Department joined the chase.

His car hit a guard rail near the intersection with High Banks Dr. in Granby, spun several times and stopped, facing in the opposite direction. No injuries were reported.

Halstead was charged with misdemeanor DWI, felony counts of aggravated unlicensed operation and reckless endangerment, misdemeanor counts of unlawfully fleeing a police officer and reckless driving, as well as traffic counts of failing to keep right and speeding.

Fulton City Court Judge James Mirabito set bail for Halstead at $10,000 cash or $15,000 bond. Granby Town Justice Wells set bail at $7,500 cash, $15,000 bond. Halstead was taken to the Oswego County Correctional Facility.

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