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January 12, 2014

Police Log: Jan. 12, 2013 — Felony arrest

FORT COVINGTON — A man from Quebec was charged Dec. 7 with felony unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

At about 10:35 p.m., Brandon Cook, 29, was observed failing to keep right on Route 37, according to Malone-based State Police.

Police attempted a traffic stop, but Cook fled. He eventually stopped after a few miles of pursuit and then resisted arrest, police said.

He was also in possession of cocaine, police said. 

Cook was taken into custody and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony. He was also charged with resisting arrest, criminal possession of a controlled substance, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, first-offense DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent and reckless driving, all misdemeanors. Cook was charged with a variety of infractions including failure to obey police officer, failure to keep right, speed violation and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway. 

He was arraigned in the Town of Bombay Court and committed to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail. 

Cook was to reappear in Fort Covington Town Court Dec. 10. 

— By Contributing Writer Amy Heggen

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