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North Salem Man Arrested After Reported High Speed Chase

A North Salem man was arrested Saturday following a high-speed chase through Lewisboro.
A North Salem man was arrested Saturday following a high-speed chase through Lewisboro. Photo Credit: File Photo

LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- A high-speed chase through Lewisboro on Saturday ended in a rollover crash and subsequent arrest of a 29-year-old North Salem man.

Brendan M. Lynch, of North Salem, was charged with speeding, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation, and driving with an expired registration sticker, said representatives of the Lewisboro Police Department. Lynch was observed driving south in the Golden's Bridge section of Lewisboro around 9:40 a.m. before pulling into the Golden's Bridge train station, according to the Lewisboro Police Department. Officer Michell Martell reported that he noticed the vehicle's inspection sticker had expired and then saw Lynch leave his vehicle and walk up the stairs to Waccabuc Road. Martell reported later seeing Lynch return to his vehicle, a gray 2003 Cheverolet S10, five minutes later. Lynch then allegedly headed north on Golden's Bridge Road at a high speed and, according to the police report, refused to stop per Martell's order. Lynch reportedly made a right turn onto Green Hill Road with officer Martell in pursuit. According to police officials, Lynch turned around and headed north on Golden's Bridge Road and then made a right turn on Nash Road where he failed to negotiate a turn at a high speed, rolling his SUV over and then striking a telephone pole. Martell reported that he helped Lynch out of the vehicle. Lynch, who complained of a sore shoulder, refused medical treatment at the scene and did not want to go to the hospital. Lewisboro Police Chief Frank Secret praised Martell Monday for his handling of the high-speed chase.

"He showed a lot of restraint and used caution in a dangerous situation," Secret said. "There were people on the streets and he thought about their safety first. I thought he did a great job." Lynch was arraigned and remanded to the Westchester County Jail. Bail was set at $3,000.

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