Suspect tries to flee on bike, hits NY police car - New York News

Suspect tries to flee on bike, hits NY police car

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CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a drug suspect's attempt to avoid being arrested ended when he crashed his bicycle into the back of a police car parked along a central New York street.

The Cortland County Sheriff's Office tells the  Post-Standard that deputies spotted 46-year-old Miles Parrotta of Cortland riding a bike on a sidewalk in his hometown Tuesday.

When a deputy tried to stop him, Parrotta fled on his bike across four lanes of traffic. Officials say his getaway attempt ended soon after when he crashed into the back of a parked police car.

He was charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, failure to comply with police and improper operation of a bicycle.

Parrotta is being held in the county jail without bail. It couldn't be determined if he had a lawyer.

 

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