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Arraignment for man who led police on chase

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ULSTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Phoenicia man who police say led officers on a chase earlier this year pleaded not guilty to a number of charges.

Jon Howland, 63, is charged with13 counts of felony criminal attempt, as well as drunk driving, resisting arrest, and weapons charges.

Back in early January, police say they received a call about a man armed with a shotgun and threatening a homeowner in the village of Saugerties. When police arrived, authorities say Howland took off, sending officers on a car chase.

They eventually caught up with Howland but needed to use roadblocks and a Taser to finally subdue him. Police say a loaded shotgun and rifle were found in his vehicle.

He'll appear in court again next month.

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