Friday, 21 March 2014 11:31

Close Collision With Police

Written by Staff Report
STILLWATER— Twenty eight-year-old Jeffrey T. Parker faces a felony charge as well as several misdemeanors after nearly colliding head on with a police car. Stillwater Police stated that he had failed to obey a vehicle stop on Hudson Avenue and then refused to stop for police. It was then that Parker drove directly toward a Mechanicville police vehicle but was able to steer clear of a collision just in time. Parker was persistent and continued to drive through Stillwater, Mechanicville and Halfmoon before stopping at the D and R Mobile Home Park and leading police in a chase on foot. He was taken into custody after the pursuit. He has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony and multiple misdemeanors: reckless driving, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and operating with a suspended registration. Parker was arraigned in Stillwater Town Court and was sent to Saratoga County Jail with a $20,000 bail. Stillwater police were assisted by the Mechanicville Police Department and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office.
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