New Milford Man Led Officers on 75 MPH Taconic Chase, Police Say
State Police from Stormville have charged a Connecticut man with DWI after he led police on a brief chase.
Michael A. Lalli, 54, of New Milford, CT was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, and other traffic offenses.
Troopers observed a Ford Explorer traveling more than 75 miles per hour southbound on the Taconic State Parkway. The vehicle exited at Beekman Road and then re-entered the Taconic State Parkway southbound, trying to avoid being stopped by police. With his emergency lights and siren activated, the Trooper pursued the driver on to Interstate 84 eastbound, where the driver ultimately came to a stop.
Lalli was intoxicated at the time of the traffic stop, authorities said. Further investigation revealed that his New York State Driving privileges were revoked due to two prior DWI related convictions. As result, he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and fFelony DWI. Lalli's BAC was .13 percent.
Lalli was released of his recognizance and is back in East Fishkill Court at a later date.