Police: man charged after high speed chase on Thruway
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 11:40 PM EST
COEYMANS - State Police arrested a Yonkers man after being caught traveling over twice the speed limit on the Thruway Friday night.
Police say Pedro Ramirez-Cuebas III, 21, refused to pull over after allegedly traveling at 144MPH in a 65 MPH zone, then led police on a high speed chase weaving in and out of traffic.
Ramirez-Cuebas was forced to stop when he reached the toll plaza at Exit 24. He was arrested without incident.
He has been charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing a police officer, and possession of marihuana.
Ramirez-Cuebas was arraigned and sent to the Albany County Jail without bail.