A Hudson Valley man is behind bars for allegedly fleeing police on I-87 and later assaulting an officer.

Recently, State Police stopped a vehicle on I-87 in the town of Tuxedo for an alleged traffic violation.

During the trooper’s interview, the driver 29-year-old Chaim Surkis of Spring Valley fled, police say. After crashing his car, Surkis is accused of injuring an officer.

Surkis was charged with assault with intent to cause injury to a police officer, a felony, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and criminal mischief, all misdemeanors.

The injured trooper was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and released.

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