SHIPROCK, N.M. (KRQE) - A Farmington man who took police on a wild chase is alleged to have told officers he had a good reason for trying to avoid an arrest.
New Mexico State Police say Kevin Foti took off when officers tried to stop him for having an expired registration.
He avoided one set of stop sticks, nearly crashed into a State Police car and then regained control reaching speeds up to 95 mph with police in hot pursuit.
Police dash cameras recorded the chase, which wound down after Foti was unable to avoid a second set of stop sticks. His flattening tires started smoking, and he finally came to a stop.
That's when cops swarmed the car and cuffed him.
Foti, 53, told officers he was bootlegging booze on the Navajo Reservation and didn't want to go to jail.
He's charged with aggravated fleeing.
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