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State police: Allegany man trying to elude troopers caught when he gets stuck in traffic

Damian Greaves (Provided by New York State Police)

An Allegany man who state police said led troopers on a four-mile chase on Interstate-86 last weekend was caught when he got stuck in traffic, state police said.

On Saturday, Damian Greaves was allegedly driving 90 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-86 in the Town of Allegany when troopers spotted him. The troopers "activated their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the vehicle when Greaves sped up trying to elude the troopers," police said in a statement.

After a four-mile pursuit, Greaves got stuck in traffic and troopers stopped him. As they questioned Greaves, troopers said they detected an odor of alcohol and Greaves also admitted to being intoxicated, police said in the statement.

A breath test indicated Greaves' blood alcohol content level was .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit. He was arraigned in Allegany Town Court and was released on his own recognizance.

Greaves, 23, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, unlawful fleeing a police 0fficer, aggravated unlicensed operation and driving infractions.

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