UTICA, N.Y. -- Investigators have identified the man who accused of leading Utica Police, Sheriff's deputies and New York Mills Police on a high speed chase with a toddler in the backseat.
Officers say the suspect passed several stop vehicles and blew through a stop light around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. When a patrol car tried to pull the suspect over, he drove away.
Because of high speeds, officers say they were forced to end their pursuit twice.
Eventually, the suspect got out of the car and ran into a house at York and Noyes Street. Police say they followed the driver, Robert Cooper, 30, into the house and arrested him. Officers say they found a little girl in the back seat of his car.
Cooper was charged with fleeing a police officer, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, child endangerment and many other traffic violations