Car rolls over and man faces list of charges after police pursuit

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SALINA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A police pursuit late Friday night resulted in a rollover crash, sending one man to the hospital after he fled from a traffic stop.

Just after 10 p.m., Onondaga County Sheriff’s Deputies began following a 2016 Kia at the Clay Manor Apartments off Henry Clay Boulevard in the Town of Salina.

The driver, Curtis McLaurin, 33, of Syracuse, sped off in the vehicle and the pursuit ended with the car rolling over at South Bay Road and Gillette Road, near Gillette Road Middle School, around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Deputies say McLaurin’s vehicle hit a building and snapped a power pole in half.

McLaurin is facing a host of charges, including:

  • Criminal possession of marijuana in the 4th degree
  • Criminal impersonation in the 2nd degree
  • Unlawful fleeing from a police officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Imprudent speed
  • Aggravated unlicensed operation in the 1st degree

He was also issued numerous traffic tickets to include moving from lanes unsafely.

McLaurin is being treated at Upstate University Hospital for minor injuries.

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