NY State Troopers said authorities chased a stolen car from Canada to Ontario County
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PHELPS, N.Y. — New York State Troopers said that authorities chased a stolen car from Canada all the way to Ontario County on Sunday morning.
Troopers said the driver of the stolen car blew through the inspection booths at the Peace Bridge on the border with Canada. The ordeal slowed a lot of people down on the thruway on Sunday.
State police said the silver sedan driving erratically. Troopers pursued it for 90 miles. It ended when they used a spike strip, deflating the tires and disabling the car in Phelps.
Former Customs and Border inspector, Dr. Steven Macmartin, said chases like these happen from time to time. He says it’s a concern.
“When I’m asked to talk about border security or homeland security issues, it’s a subject I bring up,” Macmartin said. “If you could cross into the United States quickly enough, at the right port, and I really don’t want to get into operational security here, but you could do so in a manner that would probably guarantee you would not be caught.”
The driver was taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.