New York State Police report they were involved in a pursuit from Utica into the heart of the Adirondacks 90 miles away.
Police say strip spikes were deployed twice, but did not stop the driver. The pursuit ended at Blue Mountain Lake, in Hamilton County.
At about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, State Police began pursuit of a car on Route 28 in Webb, alleged to have been stolen from Utica, Oneida County. Webb is the northernmost town in Herkimer County in the southwestern Adirondack Park, about 40 miles from the Mohawk River city.
Police say the car was being driven by a 29-year-old from Pittsford, NY, who was also accused of assaulting a female at a gas station on Whitesboro Street and injuring her with the car.
Members of the Town of Webb Police Department attempted to deploy a spike strip device in the Old Forge area, however, the driver managed to avoid it. As the pursuit approached the hamlet of Eagle Bay, troopers terminated their pursuit and members of the Webb/Inlet Police Departments took over. The driver avoided another spike strip in Raquette Lake.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody just before 12 pm on State Route 30 in the hamlet of Blue Mountain Lake (town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County). Police say he struck two Hamilton County Sheriff’s patrol vehicles.
The suspect was charged by State Police with three counts of Criminal Mischief 3rd degree, one count of Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 3rd degree, and one count of Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd degree.
He was arraigned in the Indian Lake Town Court and turned over to the custody of Utica Police where he was charged and released with appearance tickets.