Motorcyclist Leads Cortland Sheriff’s Deputies On Early Morning Chase

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Santo Oliver (Photo Provided By the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department)

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release was in pursuit of a motorcycle this morning (July 11th) shortly after 5:40am.

Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a motorcycle traveling west on Route 392, in the Town of Lapeer, for speeding.

The operator, Santo Oliver, age 44, continued west on Route 392 at a high rate of speed through 3 townships and into Tompkins County before driving back into Cortland County and dumping the motorcycle at the intersection of Gee Hill Road and Route 392.

Santo ran on foot from the scene into a nearby creek bottom and wooded area.

He was taken into custody, an hour later, without further incident.

He’s been charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 2- Counts of Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation, Reckless Driving, Fail to Keep Right, Speeding, Fail To Stop For Stop Sign, and an Un-inspected Motor Vehicle.

He was arraigned in the Town of Virgil Court and sent to the Cortland County Jail on $1,000 cash / $2,500 bond.

He is due back in the Town of Virgil Court on July 24th.

Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Dryden Police Department, TC3 Police Department, and the New York State Police assisted.

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