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Man Allegedly Drove The Wrong Way And Speeding On The Thruway

About 3:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, New York State Police noticed that a car was traveling without its headlights on and going over 100 miles per hour.

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This happened on the in the northbound lane of the Thruway, near Catskill.

In the story from News 10 ABC, when the troopers caught up to the black BMW, at the Malden Service Area, the driver took off, and started driving the wrong way, heading south in the northbound lane. After about one mile, the driver made a u-turn, and headed north in the northbound lane. After the chase continued, the driver did it again – goes to the opposite lane and drove in the wrong direction. That didn’t last long. The car crashed into a guard rail.

After that, the driver got out of the car and started to run. The State Police K-9 Unit was called in to track down the driver. He was found shortly after 4:00 a.m.

The man that allegedly created a very dangerous situation, and taken into custody, was 33-year-old Julio Romano-Baez from The Bronx. He was sent to the Greene County Jail on 40,000 dollars bail, after his arraignment in in New Baltimore Town Court. He has been charged  with Criminal Mischief In The Fourth Degree, Reckless Endangerment In The First Degree, and a number of other charges.

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