24 September 2021
Major Ruben A. Oliver
Troop B Commander



UPDATE: On October 7, 2021, State Police arrested the two motorcyclists, 23-year-old Sebastian Adams of Isle La Motte, Vermont and 31-year-old Jamie Labonte of Milton, Vermont. Adams was charged with Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree and Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree. Labonte was charged with Assault 3rd  degree, Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree and two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree. Both suspects were released with appearance tickets returnable in the Town of Plattsburgh Court on October 26, 2021, at 4 p.m.


UPDATE: The two motorcycles were seen traveling with a silver Toyota Camry with a Vermont license plate. If anyone has information into the identity of the three males pictured below, they are asked to contact New York State Police at 518-873-2750


Original release: On September 23, 2021, at approximately 11:53 a.m., a State Police in Plattsburgh attempted to stop two motorcycles on Commodore Thomas Macdonough Highway in the town of Plattsburgh for multiple vehicle and traffic violations, when one of the motorcycles drove at the trooper’s patrol car and struck the driver’s side door, causing minor injury to the trooper and damage to the car. Both motorcycles then fled at a high rate of speed. A short time later, troopers located the suspects traveling northbound on State Route 9 in Champlain at approximately 100 mph. A pursuit ensued but was quickly terminated when both motorcycles entered Vermont from Rouses Point.  

The investigation is continuing into the identity of both operators. Anyone with information is asked to contact New York State Police at 518-873-2750.


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