On April 4, 2020, State Police arrested 41-year-old Cory C. Blanchard of Massena for DWI following a report of a suspicious vehicle on Highland Avenue in the town of Massena, and a subsequent pursuit. At approximately 3:15 a.m. State Police located the suspicious vehicle and initiated a traffic stop after the vehicle entered the east bound lane on State Highway 37, traveling west. The vehicle failed to pull over and continued on until it came to a stop in the driveway of 24 Malby Avenue in the village of Massena.
Blanchard refused to submit to a test to determine the alcohol content of his blood. He was charged with Unlawfully Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree, and DWI, and released with tickets returnable to the Massena Village Court.