Brooklyn man charged with five felony counts after fleeing police in Potsdam
POTSDAM — A Brooklyn, NY man is facing multiple charges, including five felony counts, after Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Jan. 23.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael A. Peterson, 34, was charged with five count of first-degree reckless endangerment (D Felonies), two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and numerous other vehicle and traffic law violations.Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Lawrence Ave. in the village of Potsdam, deputies say.
Deputies say Peterson refused to stop, forcing police, including Potsdam PD, to disable the vehicle a short time later.
Police say Peterson fled the scene on foot before being apprehended near his vehicle.
Peterson was arraigned in Canton Town Court and remanded to St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility without bail.