Driver Gets Year In Jail After 100 Mph Police Chase

By: Zachary Meseck

Driver gets year in jail after 100 mph police chase (Photo by Catherine Sasso)

NORWICH – A 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment in Chenango County Court on Monday, and received a year in jail after admitting that he fled police in a vehicle traveling over 100 miles per hour before crashing in the City of Norwich.

Tanner J. Leone, 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless endangerment and unlawful fleeing. As part of the plea deal, Leone was sentenced to a year in the Chenango County Correctional Facility.

According to Chenango County Court Judge Frank Revoir Jr., at approximately 11:40 a.m. on January 3 Leone fled police from Sherburne in a 2014 Nissan Sentra at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

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Chenango County First Assistant Public Defender Zachary Wentworth said Leone was wanted on a warrant for violating his probation.

Law enforcement said the effort to capture Leone began in Sherburne and went through the New Berlin area before entering Otsego County and then returning back through the New Berlin area and into the Town and City of Norwich.

They said the chase ended when Leone sped down South Mitchell Street and struck a tree. Leone fled the vehicle, but was apprehended on Mechanic Street by Norwich officers near the Golden Age Apartment parking lot.


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