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Man Accused Of Fleeing From Yorktown Officer

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Mahopac man was accused Monday with unlawfully fleeing from a Yorktown police officer following an attempted stop on traffic violations on Route 6.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., Officer Paul Dillon was patrolling Route 6 when he attempted to stop a vehicle. Instead of stopping, the driver, Pajtim Hoti, 22, fled southbound on the Taconic State Parkway going more than 25 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

The vehicle was seen a short time later by Officer Larry Eidelman who confirmed it was speeding and operating recklessly. Eidelman stopped the vehicle soon after on the parkway near Baldwin Road.

A Department of Motor Vehicles check showed Hoti had multiple suspensions on his driver's license and the vehicle was unregistered and displaying another vehicle's license plates, as well as other traffic violations.

Hoti was charged with two misdemeanors and numerous traffic infractions. He was released on $500 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Town Court September 6.

Other Yorktown police news:

On Aug. 2, a 57-year-old Jefferson Valley man was charged with menacing and attempted assault, both in the third degree, following a possible road rage incident.

Police received a report Aug. 1 of an assault on Route 6 in the vicinity of Orange County Pools. Investigation revealed Ronald Hippolyte allegedly punched and slapped a male several times and threatened to burn him. Hippolyte left the scene before police arrived.

The next day, Hippolyte voluntarily appeared at Police Headquarters and was placed under arrest for the two Class B misdemeanors. He was arraigned by Yorktown Town Justice Sal Lagonia, who released him without bail. He is scheduled to return to court Aug. 14.

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