Resident arrested following police chase

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George Zachos Jr.

George Zachos Jr., 29, of 64 Kings Highway East, was arrested and charged with assault on a police officer, interfering with an officer, reckless endangerment, first-degree reckless driving, engaging police in pursuit and possession of marijuana after he failed to stop his motor vehicle for a routine traffic stop and engaged police in pursuit.

Police said they saw Zachos driving his vehicle at a high rate of speed on Black Rock Turnpike. He led police on a chase before finally stopping, according to police.

Upon exiting his vehicle, police said he engaged them in a struggle. They also located less than 5 ounces of marijuana in his pocket.

Zachos was held on a $100,000 and was given an Aug. 19 court date.

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