A 57-year-old man from Calverton spotted driving 100 mph late Thursday in upstate Watertown was arrested after fleeing troopers and locking himself in the car when they caught him, State Police said.
Stephen R. White “erratically” crossed lanes on Interstate 81 at about 10:50 p.m., sped up and slowed down, and then tried to make a 90-degree left turn, police said on Friday.
Spinning out on the median, White first tried to run away from his 2003 Gray Nissan Sentra — and then ran back to it and locked himself inside, State Police said.
Police managed to get access to White, who then kicked at the officers in an attempt to get away but was taken into custody, according to police.
The defendant faces charges of reckless endangerment; unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle; resisting arrest; driving while ability impaired; and obstructing governmental administration, police said.
After White was arraigned, he was remanded in Jefferson County on a $3,500 cash or $7,000 bond, they said.