NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Acting Major Todd O. Stratton
Troop C Commander
On September 3, 2020 at approximately 6:17 p.m., New York State Police at Sidney arrested Vincent A. Palmisano Jr., age 35 of Grand Gorge, NY for the felonies of Driving While Intoxicated (with three previous convictions) and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the first degree. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of Unlawfully Fleeing from a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Resisting Arrest.
A trooper on patrol on State Route 30 in the town of Grand Gorge observed Palmisano operating a motor vehicle, who the trooper knows from past experience to be unlicensed. The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop when Palmisano turned into the Sunoco gas station. Palmisano failed to comply and sped out of the parking lot onto State Route 23. A pursuit was initiated and Palmisano continued to flee, making numerous vehicle and traffic violations through several streets.
Palmisano then drove into a yard, jumped out the vehicle and ran into the woods. A foot pursuit ensued with the trooper and his K9 partner. Palmisano was ultimately bit by the K9 and taken into custody. He was evaluated on scene by Grand Gorge EMS for the injury and did not wish to be transported.
While the trooper interviewed Palmisano, he also observed several characteristics commonly associated with impairment. Palmisano was transported to SP Stamford for processing and virtually arraigned. He was remanded without bail to the Delaware County Correction Facility.
A passenger in the vehicle was found with a quantity of marihuana and was issued a ticket for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.