NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Troop F Commander
On January 17, 2023, at approximately 2:07 a.m., troopers patrolling the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the town of Ramapo, observed a 2021 Nissan-Altima traveling north on the parkway in violation of numerous New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws. Troopers stopped the vehicle near exit 12. Upon approaching the vehicle, the vehicle fled the area and continued north. Troopers initiated a pursuit. The vehicle exited the parkway and entered the New York State Thruway continuing to travel north to exit 16 where it entered State Route 17 and exited at the 131 off ramp. The operator of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail at the intersection of Nininger Road and County Route 105. Troopers approached the vehicle and observed two occupants. The driver was identified as Marcus Manigault, age 37 of NY, New York and the passenger was identified as Attley Samuel, age 29, of Nanticoke, Pennsylvania. The occupants received minor injuries and were treated by Woodbury EMS. Both were taken into custody. The pursuit covered 23 miles with a top speed of 100 miles per hour. Manigault and Samuel were both charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree: Intent to Sell, both felonies, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree, a misdemeanor. Marcus Manigault was additionally charged with the misdemeanors, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree, and Obstruction Governmental Administration. He was also issued 48 tickets.
Both were transported to Orange County Jail pending arraignment.