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High speed chase in Sunnyside ends in arrest

A 20-year-old Sunnyside man was arrested after a high speed attempt to elude police.

Sunnyside police officer Jaime Prieto was patrolling the area of North Avenue in Sunnyside yesterday, Monday, at 11:30 a.m. when he saw a 1992 red Oldsmobile Toronado run a stop sign at 13th Street and North Avenue. According to police, the vehicle went around a car that was at the stop sign, cutting in front of the vehicle and almost causing an accident.

Prieto initiated a traffic stop using his emergency lights but the Oldsmobile then turned north on Bagley Drive, causing Prieto to activate his siren.

The Oldsmobile then ran the stop sign at Bagley Drive and Beckner Alley, turning east on Beckner Alley and then south onto McClain Drive. It was here that the Oldsmobile reached a speed of 50 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The chase eventually ended up eastbound on Sheller Road where the suspect reached speeds of 100 mph. After taking a wide turn onto Ray Road the vehicle went into a ditch. The driver exited the vehicle and ran but was soon caught by police.

David Munoz, identified by police as the driver, was arrested and taken into custody. He was transported to the Sunnyside City Jail where he was booked on charges of not having a valid operator's license, not having a required ignition interlock system, criminal trespass in the first degree and eluding.

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