27 September 2021
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander

On September 26, 2021, at approximately 12:50 a.m., State Police attempted a traffic stop on State Route 3 in the town of Plattsburgh. The vehicle failed to stop. It turned into the parking lot of the Quality Inn and Suites and crashed into a row of hedges.  The operator, 34-year-old Steven J. Burleigh of Plattsburgh, fled on foot and was apprehended by troopers a short distance away. Burleigh was found in possession of approximately five gram of cocaine, suboxone strips, and various drug paraphernalia. He was charged with Criminal Possession of a Narcotic Drug 4th degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree and Reckless Driving. Burleigh was arraigned in the Town of Plattsburgh Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of bail.

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