On November 4, 2022, Troopers arrested Devin J. Smith, 21 of Potsdam, NY for Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle -3rd and issued multiple vehicle and traffic tickets.
On October 3, 2022, around 12:28 p.m. a Trooper was stationary at the intersection with State Route 122 and State Route 11, in the Town of Burke, when he observed a black Volkswagen Jetta fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersection. The Trooper conducted a traffic stop on the Volkswagen. As the Trooper was attempting to get out of his marked patrol vehicle with his emergency lights still activated, the black Volkswagen drove off. The Trooper continued to follow the vehicle with his emergency lights activated, but the Volkswagen refused to stop. The Troopers followed the vehicle through the townships of Burke and Constable, where the pursuit was terminated around State Route 122 and State Route 37.
Troopers were able to identify the driver as Smith when he made an abrupt U-turn during the pursuit. Smith was contacted by the Troopers regarding the incident. Smith went to SP Malone where he was arrested and processed. He was released on appearance tickets returnable to the Town of Burke Court for December 7, 2022.