Utica man leads police on second high speed chase, released again on appearance ticket, police say


Only two days after a Utica man was accused of leading police on a high speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle, law enforcement officials said he has done it again.

Both times, 24-year-old Alexander Walker has been released on appearance tickets due to the state bail reform laws, police noted.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday, police said Walker was behind the wheel of a stolen Maserati sports car when he led law enforcement on a high speed chase through several city streets — at speeds exceeding 100 mph. Police said Walker was eventually found and charged with multiple crimes, then was released on an appearance ticket for City Court.

At about 5 p.m. Tuesday, police said they spotted a stolen vehicle near the intersection of Court and Whitesboro streets, and this vehicle again fled from the officers.

Police said this chase again exceeded 100 mph and wove through Utica, Yorkville, Whitesboro and ultimately back into Utica.

The chase came to an end when the speeding car got a flat tire, authorities said.

Officers took the driver into custody and recognized him as Walker, police said. Walker was charged with fourth-degree possession of stolen property, a felony, obstructing a governmental administration, third-degree fleeing an officer and over 20 vehicle and traffic violations, police said.

Walker was again released on appearance tickets for City Court.


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