Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
Henrietta, NY – On August 31, 2021, at approximately 2:15 p.m., State Police received a report of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck traveling the wrong way on I-90 in the town of Henrietta, Monroe County. Troopers out of the Henrietta barracks observed the vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lane with several law enforcement vehicles in pursuit. The Silverado nearly struck a number of patrol cars as the driver attempted to flee. After speeding through the Scottsville Service Area, the Silverado crossed the grassy median onto Erie Station Road where it became stuck in a ditch.
The driver, Michael R. Newman, 36, of Rochester, NY, was taken into custody. Further investigation determined that he had a suspended license and was Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Newman was transported to SP Henrietta where he was charged with Reckless Endangerment 1st degree; a Class D Felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree; a Class E Felony, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs; both Unclassified Misdemeanors, as well as numerous Vehicle and Traffic Violations.
Newman was arraigned before the Town of Henrietta Court where he was remanded to the Monroe County Jail without bail. He is to reappear for a felony hearing on September 3, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.