Motorcyclist flees from police; also commits several infractions (County Sheriff)

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A motorcyclist fled from police officers and also committed several traffic infractions, according to a report.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report stated that on Sept. 14, officers attempted to stop a motorcycle on Route 281 in the town of Cortlandville.

Nicholas G. Stone, 39, of Cortland, was riding the motorcycle. According to the report, Stone refused to pull over and fled on the motorcycle.

The report continued by saying that Stone abandoned the motorcycle in a vacant lot near the intersection of Route 281 and continued to flee on foot. County officers caught up with Stone and arrested him.

Stone was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer and second-degree obstructing governmental administration (both Class-A Misdemeanors), and reckless driving and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operator (unclassified misdemeanors).

He was also charged with the following infractions:

  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • No stop lamps
  • Uninspected motor vehicle
  • No displayed headlight
  • No rearview mirror
  • No horn
  • No insurance
  • Unlicensed operator
  • Driving across hazard markings
  • Left pavement to pass on right
  • Moved from the lane unsafely
  • Improper/no signal
  • Operating out of class
  • Unapproved helmet
  • Unsafe tires

Stone is scheduled to appear in Cortlandville town court on Oct. 2.