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Police: Lakeland fugitive caught in upstate New York


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Authorities say a 57-year-old man wanted in connection with a fatal motorcycle crash in Polk County has been caught in his rural upstate New York hometown.

State police say troopers received a tip from someone familiar with David Jackson of the Schoharie County town of Summit that he was spotted at a gas station in neighboring Richmondville, 40 miles west of Albany.

Police say the acquaintance knew that Jackson was wanted on a charge of driving under the influence-manslaughter after a fatal motorcycle crash in Lakeland in November 2011. A woman riding with him on his motorcycle died when they collided with a car.

Troopers arrested Jackson on Saturday during a traffic stop near his home.

Jackson is being held in jail pending a court date. It couldn’t be determined if he had a lawyer.

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