Watertown Man Heading To Trial For Police Chase

(Watertown) A Watertown man accused of running from police is heading to trial. Ryan Firari waived his right to a preliminary hearing on one felony count of Fleeing an Officer along with misdemeanor Possession of Cocaine. A Watertown police officer clocked a car traveling 50-miles-per-hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone on North Fourth Street in August. The cop activated his emergency lights but lost sight of the vehicle near the 1100 block of Highland Avenue. He was able to get the license plate of the car which was allegedly registered to Firari. The vehicle was later located in the parking lot of a local pub. According to the criminal complaint, when officers questioned Firari, he denied being the suspect. As the 29-year-old was arrested, police allegedly found a small baggie of white powder which tested positive as cocaine. If convicted, Firari faces up to four-and-a-half years behind bars. He will be arraigned next month.