On February 3, 2018, at approximately 4:35 p.m. State Police responded to the Mooers Fire Department for a report of a suspicious person attempting to gain entry. Responding troopers observed a 2013 Honda Civic leaving the area on State Route 11, traveling east. State Police activated their emergency lighting to initiate a traffic stop. The operator accelerated and failed to comply, running the stop sign at State Route 11 and State Route 22 and continuing east. The vehicle continued into the town of Champlain on State Route 11, speeding up to over 100 mph. The vehicle then pulled in to the Exit 42 Mobil Gas Station and the operator, 37-year-old Jamie M. Savage of Rouses Point, was taken into custody. Savage was charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd
degree, (A misdemeanor), Reckless driving, as well as various traffic violations as a result. He was released with appearance tickets.