Driver charged with DWI and Fleeing from Police following a Hit & Run Accident


  Major Philip T. Rougeux
  Troop D Commander



State Police arrested Michael P. Russo, age 26, from Lakeland, NY for DWI, Reckless Driving, and Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, all misdemeanors.
On Sunday, February 25, 2018, at approximately 8 p.m., Troopers from SP Hastings were dispatched to a hit and run motor vehicle accident involving a blue colored Hyundai that occurred on Interstate 81 in the town of Hastings.
The suspect vehicle was then observed traveling northbound on I-81. Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle, however the driver refused to comply. The pursuit ended when the vehicle became stuck in traffic. The operator of the Hyundai, later identified as Michael Russo was taken into custody without incident. No injuries reported.
Russo was arraigned in the town of Richland court and was remanded to the Oswego County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash/$3,000 secured bond with a return court date of February 28, 2018.

Photos of Russo's vehicle