11 September 2022
Major Scott D. Field
Troop T Commander


Phelps, NY - On September 11, 2022, at approximately 10:52 a.m., State Police responded to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection with a vehicle fleeing eastbound on I-90 from the Niagara Falls Border.  Further investigation determined the silver Mercedes Benz entered NY via the Peace Bridge after failing to stop at U.S. Customs, and was reported stolen out of Canada.  
Troopers observed the Mercedes traveling erratically at high speeds and initiated a traffic stop, but the driver failed to comply and a pursuit ensued.  A short time later, Troopers out of SP Syracuse who were stationary on the Thruway, successfully deployed a tire deflation device, causing the suspect vehicle to become disabled in the area of mile marker 335.4.  The driver was taken into custody without further incident.  Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrived on the scene and the suspect was turned over to them for Federal Charges and to be identified.  The investigation is continuing.  

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