State Police stop stolen car on thruway after pursuit from Canadian border
Update: On Sunday, New York State Police responded to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection with a car fleeing eastbound on I-90 from the Niagara Falls Border. The silver Mercedes Benz entered NY via the Peace Bridge, after failing to stop at U.S. Customs, and was reported stolen out of Canada.
Troopers saw the Mercedes traveling erratically at high speeds, and initiated a traffic stop, but the driver didn’t stop. A short time later, Troopers out of SP Syracuse, successfully used a tire deflation device, disabling the suspect vehicle.
The driver was taken into custody without further incident. Officers from U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrived, and the suspect was turned over to them to be identified, along with facing federal charges. The investigation is continuing.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – News10NBC learned of reports of a police presence along the thruway on I-90 exit 43-exit 42, between Geneva and Canandaigua around 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Border Patrol, along with multiple other agencies, were involved.
The New York State Police confirmed that there was a traffic stop for a stolen vehicle, and border patrol was involved. They would not disclose any more details. News10NBC will update the story as we learn more.