Texas man arrested after 75-mile police chase on I-81

Christopher N. Moore

Authorities say a Texas man has been arrested after leading police on a 75-mile chase through four Central New York counties.

State police say troopers tried to stop 33-year-old Christopher Moore of Dallas around 9 p.m. Tuesday for speeding in a pickup truck on Interstate 81 in the Cortland County town of Preble. Police say he was going 83 in a 65 MPH zone.

Police say he refused to pull over and continued driving north on I-81 through Onondaga County, the city of Syracuse and Oswego County.

The chase ended at Exit 42 in Adams in Jefferson County after police spike strips punctured the pickup's tires.

Police say the 2008 Nissan Tundra pickup was reported stolen in late May in the Kilgore, Texas area.

Police say Moore was found to have been driving with an expired Texas drivers license and was in possession of two glass pipes containing marijuana residue.

Moore was charged with felony criminal possession of stolen property, unlawful fleeing a police officer, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was also issued numerous vehicle and traffic tickets including speeding, reckless driving and unlicensed operation.

He was arraigned in the Town of Ellisburg Court and is being held in the Jefferson County Jail without bail.

Police say Moore has no ties to the Northern New York area.

It couldn't be determined if has a lawyer. Moore was not injured.

The Onondaga County Sheriffâ??s Department reports that Air 1 helicopter assisted with the chase, providing light and communication to officers on the ground.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)