Livingston County Deputies: Bronx man charged after pursuit that at point exceeded 120 mph

MT. MORRIS, N.Y. (WHEC) — A Bronx man was arrested after a chase that deputies say took them through several towns, included wrong-way driving and that at one point exceeded 120 mph in Livingston County last Tuesday.

It all started at around 3 p.m. in Mt. Morris when a Mount Morris Police Officer tried to stop car for a traffic violation and the driver fled south on I-390 toward the Town of Groveland.

A Livingston County Deputy saw the car shortly after, headed north in the southbound lane and running two other drivers off the road of on Route 63 in the Town of Geneseo. Deputies say they believe the driver was going more than 120 mph when they had to stop the pursuit.

It picked back up in the Town of Leicester after a resident called 911 saying a car had just driven through her yard and pulled behind two large barns. Law enforcement officers responded and took the driver into custody. The Sheriff’s Office said this happened without incident.

Redi Muca, 18, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree reckless endangerment, third degree unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, third degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of reckless driving, and several other traffic violations. The Mount Morris Police Department also charged him with crimes.

Muca was released on his own recognizance because the charges did not qualify for bail under the NYS Justice Reform Act. He is due back in court at a later date.