Syracuse man leads police on car chase, found with 130 grams of pot

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse man has been arrested for allegedly leading police on a chase after refusing to stop for them.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on Jan. 2, officers observed an illegally-parked car in the 100 block of McAllister Avenue. 

As officers approached the vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

When officers told the vehicle’s occupant, 22-year-old Nakim Whorley, that they wanted to speak with him, he put the car in drive and drove away from police, leading them on a brief chase.

He evaded officers until he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Cannon Street and West Newell Street, causing him to collide with another vehicle. 

Whorley then exited his vehicle and fled on foot. 

He was apprehended in the 200 block of W. Corning Avenue.

At the time of his arrest, Whorley was allegedly found to be in possession of 132 grams of marijuana. 

Whorley was charged with the following: 

  • Fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana
  • Third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Unlawful possession of marijuana
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Reckless driving

He was sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center where he awaits arraignment. 

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