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Florida man jailed after fleeing police in upstate New York

August 4, 2018

This Friday Aug. 3, 2018 photo provided by the New York State Police shows 49-year-old Andrew Adeb Said of Port Richey, Fla. Authorities say Said led police on a 36-mile chase in upstate New York on Friday, barreling his car toward a blockade and drawing fire from a trooper before crashing into an embankment in Batavia, N.Y. (New York State Police via AP)

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A Florida man is jailed after authorities say he led police on a 36-mile (58-kilometer) chase in upstate New York, barreling his car toward a blockade and drawing fire from a trooper before crashing into an embankment.

State police arrested 49-year-old Andrew Adeb Said and passenger Tara Hackrott on Friday near Interstate 90 in Batavia, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, as they attempted to flee on foot.

Said, of Port Richey, Florida, was arraigned on charges including aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon. Hackrott, of Williamsville, had an outstanding warrant in Cheektowaga, near Buffalo.

Information on their lawyers wasn’t immediately available.

Authorities say Said and Hackrott sped off from police tailing them after a mall theft in Henrietta. Police say the license plates had been switched.

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