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Clinton Man Hit With Multiple Charges After Route 55 Chase Ends In Swamp

Albert Cline.
Albert Cline. Photo Credit: New York State Police

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. - A Dutchess County man found himself knee-deep in a swamp after attempting to evade arrest following a traffic stop in LaGrange.

New York State Police troopers were on patrol at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon when they attempted to stop 34-year-old Clinton resident Albert Cline for committing vehicle and traffic violations on Route 55.

Police said that once stopped, Cline immediately exited the vehicle and ran to avoid arrest, before the chase quickly ended in a nearby swamp, where he was apprehended. Cline told troopers that he had run because he has 17 suspensions on his driver's license and two active warrants out for his arrest.

Cline was subsequently arrested and charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, bail jumping and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanors. He was arraigned in the Town of LaGrange Justice Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. Cline is due back in court on Nov. 14 to answer the charges.

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