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Cops: Yonkers Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

A Yonkers man has been arrested after county police say he led officers on a high speed chase Tuesday morning.
A Yonkers man has been arrested after county police say he led officers on a high speed chase Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Westchester County Department of Public Safety

YONKERS, N.Y. – A Yonkers man is facing multiple charges after county police said he lead them on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning.

Eli Robinson, 33, of Vineyard Avenue, sped through city neighborhoods and two highways, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph in an effort to dodge cops, police said.

Westchester County Police said Robinson’s green Subaru was traveling north on the Saw Mill River Parkway at 1:52 a.m. when an officer watched him start up the Yonkers Avenue off ramp before swerving back on the parkway to avoid the patrol car.

Robinson ignored the officer’s attempts to pull his vehicle over, police said, and eventually exited the parkway on Palmer Road in Yonkers. There, he turned off the vehicle’s headlights and drove the wrong way down Clarendon Street in an effort to escape the officer, police said.

He continued down various city streets before heading southbound on the New York State Thruway, where he topped 100 mph, police said.

Officers said they were finally able to stop Robinson’s car near the Cross County Parkway. Police said he struggled with officers before being placed under arrest.

Robinson was charged with resisting arrest, reckless driving and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors.

Robinson was also issued summonses for failure to obey a police officer, speeding, driving without a license, failure to obey a stop, failure to signal and going the wrong way on a one-way street.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Robinson was awaiting arraignment in Eastchester Town Court.

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