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Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE -

Po­lice say a 24-year-old man fled from of­fi­cers af­ter be­ing pulled over and was found hid­ing in a beer store.

A 24-yearold Saugerties man was ar­rested af­ter flee­ing from of­fi­cers and hid­ing in a beer store, po­lice said Mon­day.

Wal­ton Rasi Gor­don, of 105 Ul­ster Ave., was charged with ob­struc­tion of gov­ern­men­tal ad­min­is­tra­tion and fail­ing to com­ply with po­lice, both mis­de­meanors; and was tick­eted for speed­ing, fail­ing to sig­nal and block­ing a drive­way, ac­cord­ing to the Saugerties Po­lice De­part­ment.

Po­lice said of­fi­cers who were on speed-en­force­ment duty about 9:30 p.m. Sun­day tried to pull over an east­bound car that was speed­ing, but “the ve­hi­cle failed to com­ply, at­tempt­ing to elude of­fi­cers.”

“The ve­hi­cle, af­ter making a U-turn on Ul­ster Av­enue, came to an abrupt stop, at which time both the op­er­a­tor and pas­sen­ger ex­ited the ve­hi­cle, flee­ing across Ul­ster Av­enue,” po­lice said in a press re­lease.

Of­fi­cers ran af­ter both peo­ple and caught the pas­sen­ger, who was not charged, in the drive­way at 105 Ul­ster Av­enue, po­lice said. They said of­fi­cers con­tin­ued to chase the driver, Gor­don, through a yard and over a fence, to­ward the Beer Uni­verse store at 239 Ul­ster Ave..

Gor­don was found hid­ing in­side the store and was taken into cus­tody, po­lice said. They said he was is­sued a court ap­pear­ance ticket and re­leased.

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