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Holbrook man drove motorcycle more than 120 mph on upstate highway, police say

Christopher J. Nunez, 20, of Holbrook, was charged

Christopher J. Nunez, 20, of Holbrook, was charged with reckless driving and fleeing a police officer on Sept. 21, 2015, State Police said. Credit: NYS Police

A Holbrook man was arrested Monday after he led troopers on a pursuit of nearly 8 miles at speeds of more than 120 mph before his motorcycle was stopped in Binghamton, State Police said.

Christopher J. Nunez, 20, was charged with reckless driving, third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle and numerous additional vehicle and traffic law infractions.

He was held in Broome County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond and is scheduled to next appear in Town of Barker Court on Sept. 29.

Court records and additional arraignment information was not immediately available.

It was not clear if Nunez was represented by counsel.

Police said a trooper observed Nunez riding his Honda at more than 100 mph on southbound Interstate 81 near Exit 7, in the town of Barker, at 1:53 p.m. Monday -- and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. But, police said, Nunez refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

That pursuit last about four minutes, during which time police said Nunez traveled almost eight miles at speeds above 120 mph. Police called off the pursuit near Exit 5, the Town of Dickinson.

Not long after the pursuit ended, police said troopers found Nunez riding the motorcycle in Binghamton, where he was arrested.

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