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Thursday, August 17, 2006

New York chase

NATICK

A Natick man allegedly led police on a high speed chase through Glen Falls, N.Y. after driving away from a local gas station without paying for the gas he had pumped.

Police said they were alerted by the station's clerk around 3:15 a.m. to an SUV that had taken off with $61.24 worth of gasoline.

The suspect was pursued by police cars for 20 miles before officers were able to employ tire deflation devices to puncture two of the vehicle's tires, the Post-Star reported.

Mark A. Chase, 50, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and several traffic violations. He was arraigned in Stillwater Town Court, and taken into custody at Saratoga County Jail because he was not able to post $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond.

-- Erica Tochin

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