Bronx man arrested after pursuit and crash in Cortlandville

Noel J. Budram

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. -- A 21-year-old Bronx man was arrested Tuesday following a crash on Interstate 81 in the town of Cortlandville Tuesday afternoon.

The arrest occurred after state troopers pulled over Noel J. Budram, who was driving more than 100 mph in a 65 mph zone, according to state police.

While being interviewed, Budram gave the trooper a false name and fled the scene as he drove away in his 2017 Toyota Corolla. After a short pursuit, Budram lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a guide rail while attempting to exit Interstate 81 at Exit 10, according to police.

Budram was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. He and his two passengers were not injured in the crash, police said.

He was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a felony, along with misdemeanor charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer, false impersonation, obstruction of governmental administration, and resisting arrest. Police also learned that Budram had a warrant issued for his arrest for absconding from the New York State parole system.

Budram was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail with no bail. His next court date is pending.