Bronx Resident Arrested for Evading Traffic Stop and Leading Police on High-Speed Pursuit in Rockland County

On Wednesday, June 28, Joseph S. Salazar, a 26-year-old resident of the Bronx, was apprehended for his involvement in an incident that occurred in Rockland County’s town of Stony Point on Sunday, May 28.

According to Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police, Salazar was operating a 2016 Dodge Charger when he evaded a traffic stop in Harriman State Park, located in the town of Stony Point. During the course of his escape, Salazar collided with a New York State Park Police vehicle and proceeded to accelerate southbound on the Palisades Interstate Parkway, reaching high speeds.

Troopers pursued Salazar’s vehicle for approximately 22 minutes, crossing into Westchester County. However, the pursuit was terminated near Tarrytown due to safety concerns, as stated by Trooper Nevel.

Following an extensive investigation, it was discovered that Salazar had taken his vehicle to a local repair shop in Sullivan County. Acting upon this information, troopers arrested Salazar when he arrived at the shop to retrieve his repaired vehicle.

Salazar has been charged with multiple offenses, including endangering the welfare of a child, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless driving, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation, and reckless endangerment. Additionally, he was issued 106 tickets related to the pursuit.

Subsequently, Salazar was transported to Rockland County Jail, where he remains in pre-arraignment detention.

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