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Man Arrested after car chase on Route 17

A police chase on route 17 at around 9:30pm on Wednesday night reached a top speed of 90 miles per hour! New York State Police say 26 year old Christopher Kuiper was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully fleeing police. Last night a Trooper said he observed Kuiper making an illegal u-turn in a 2001 Nissan Altima on I-81 North in Town of Dickinson. Police say that when they turned on their siren, Kuiper accelerated to 86 miles per hour. The chase continued at high speed for several minutes until Kuiper reportedly lost control of his car, and was struck in the rear bumper by the pursuing police vehicle. Authorities then made the arrest and also found marijuana in his car.