Albany man gets 4.5 years in state prison for high speed chase

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany man who plead guilty to leading Albany police on a high speed chase in 2015 was sentenced to 4.5 years in State Prison on Thursday.

On December 19, 2015, New York State Police say they saw Patrick Bishop, 54, driving erratically on I-90. When police tried to pull him over, Bishop fled, reaching speeds of 90 mph.

Bishop left the highway, and continued to flee from police, driving through residential neighborhoods in the City of Albany.

After encountering traffic near Second and Judson Streets, Bishop left his car and fled on foot. After a short foot chase, State Police caught and arrested Bishop.

Testing found that Bishop had a BAC of 0.14% at the time.

Bishop plead guilty to his entire indictment on May 10 of this year. Charges included felony counts of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, and Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle.

This is Bishop’s third DWI conviction in the past eight years.

In addition to the prison term, Bishop was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and will have his license revoked for 18 months.

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