A New York State Police squad car. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

BRUSHTON — A gas drive-off in Brushton led to a police pursuit, Monday, and the subsequent arrest of a Malone man.

Anthony Walker, 36, of Malone, was charged with unlawfully fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, petit larceny, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations by state police, after driving off without paying for gas at Stewart’s Shop on Washington Street, according to a state police press release.

The police pursuit traveled approximately five miles, and reached a top speed of 110 mph and lasted approximately three minutes, prior to the termination of the pursuit due to concerns for public safety, according to the press release.

At approximately 6:50 a.m. state police received a report of a person who pumped gas into a vehicle at the Stewart’s Shop in Brushton, and drove-off without paying, according to Trooper Jennifer Fleishman, a public information officer with the state police.

Troopers located the reported vehicle, operated by Walker, and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, according to Fleishman, who said the suspect failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

Despite the police pursuit being terminated, Fleishman said the vehicle involved was located a short time later and the suspect, Walker, was taken into custody by law enforcement.

Walker was released with appearance tickets for the Brushton and Malone town courts.

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