The hiding spot an Elmsford man selected as he tried to avoid a pursuing police officer in White Plains early Monday wasn't quite good enough, police say.
The officer, who had followed 19-year-old John Archer during a late-night pursuit through White Plains, spotted Archer as he pulled into an alleyway near 8 Fulton St. and shut off the lights of his 2012 Honda Civic, according to police. Archer took off after an officer tried to pull him over for running a stop sign at the intersection of Independence St. and Battle Ave., police say.
Archer was charged with unlawful fleeing from an officer, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation and several traffic violations.
According to police, the officer first tried to stop Archer at about 3:10 a.m. Instead, police say Archer accelerated down Independence St. toward Central Ave. While traveling at more than twice the posted speed limit, police say Archer ran another stop sign at Central Ave., cut onto Cross St and made an abrupt turn onto northbound Fulton Ave.
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There, the officer reported seeing the 19-year-old attempting to hide out in the alleyway.
Police blocked the alleyway and arrested Archer without incident. According to police, Archer said he took off because his license had been suspended earlier this year.