MCSO: Man fleeing arrest crashes truck, 2 deputies injured

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HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — Two Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies had to be taken to the hospital on Thursday after their response to a domestic incident led to a pickup truck crashing into the ditch, and throwing a deputy from it.

The incident started just before 11:30 p.m. at a Henrietta home.

Deputies say the suspect, Alexander J. Morrice, 24, of Henrietta had already left the scene when deputies arrived, but as they were investigating, they say he returned with his truck.

Deputies say they tried to arrest Morrice, but he sped off with a deputy attached to the truck.

The truck went through the yard of a Faircrest Road home, crashed into the ditch and threw the deputy from it.

Another responding deputy fell through the ice in the ditch and into the freezing water while they were attempting to get Morrice out of the truck.

The two deputies were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been released. Morrice was also taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He faces charges of second degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, second degree unlawful imprisonment and second degree harassment for the domestic incident and charges of second degree assault, resisting arrest, reckless driving and DWI for the circumstances of his arrest.

He was arraigned at the hospital and remanded to the Monroe County Jail on $10,000 cash bail/$50,000 bond.