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Update on the arrests following Friday's high-speed Thruway car chase

Update on the arrests following Friday's high-speed Thruway car chase

August 04, 2018 04:04 PM

BATAVIA, N.Y. -- After yesterday afternoon's harrowing vehicular pursuit on the New York State Thruway, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrested Andrew Adeb Said, 49, of Port Richey, Fla. and Tara Hackrott, 35, of Williamsville, N.Y.

Said was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, and criminal mischief in the second and third degree. He was arraigned at Batavia town court late Friday night and remanded to the Genesee County Jail without bail until his next court appearance on Aug. 27, 2018.

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Hackrott will be turned over to the Cheektowaga Police Department to face an outstanding warrant.

State police assisted the Monroe County Sheriff deputies on Friday in pursuit of Said and Hackrott who were involved in a theft at the Sears store at Market Place Mall in Henrietta. Driving a 1997 Mercedes Benz, Said sped down Interstate 90 westbound, crashing through the the Batavia toll barrier, and continuing until he hit an embankment off of Kelsey Road. Said and Hackrott attempted to flee from their vehicle, but police caught and arrested them. Both suspects were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

This arrest involved the efforts of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, four New York State Police units, two county sheriff departments and a fire department. 

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Tim Hansen

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