CROWN POINT — A Crown Point man was charged Saturday with reckless endangerment and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.
James C. Russell, 19, of Crown Point was charged with five counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony; third-degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer, a misdemeanor; misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and numerous traffic violations.
At about 2:40 a.m., State Police tried to stop Russell, who was driving a pickup truck on Vineyard Road in Crown Point, State Police said.
There were four men riding in the bed of the truck and one in the passenger’s seat, and Russell didn’t pull over, leading troopers on a brief pursuit ending with Russell’s arrest, police said.
The pickup reached a speed of 95 mph in a 35 mph zone on Creek Road, stopping near the intersection of Main Street and Creek Road, police said.
Russell’s blood-alcohol content was allegedly found to be .1 percent.
Russell was arraigned in Crown Point Town Court and sent to Essex County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
He is set to reappear in court this afternoon.
— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Amy Heggen