Hogansburg man flees state police at 80 mph, jailed on drug, drunk driving charges
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 12:08 pm

FORT COVINGTON -- A Hogansburg man is in the Franklin County Jail on $5,000 bail after fleeing a state police stop Saturday night.

Troopers said they tried to stop a 2003 Buick LeSabre westbound on State Rt. 37 in Fort Covington at 10:25 p.m., but the vehicle sped up to 80 mph. The car stalled out near County Rt. 43, but started up again and continued westbound on 37.

The vehicle stopped again on 37, near the intersection with Foy Eldred Road, and when the trooper approached the car, the operator became physically confrontational, troopers said.

The driver was taken into custody and identified as 29-year-old Brandon J. Cook, Hogansburg.

Cook was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.15, according to state police.

Cook was allegedly found in possession of about 10.6 grams of cocaine.

St. Regis Mohawk Police Department advised state police of two active warrants for Cook which were issued by the Bombay Town Court.

Cook has been charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation 1st, criminal possession of a controlled substance 7th, resisting arrest, and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle 3rd.

Cook was also issued traffic tickets for failure to keep right, speeding, reckless driving, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, failure to obey a police officer, and unlicensed operator.

Cook was arraigned at the Bombay Town Court. He was remanded to Franklin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond. He is to re-appear at the Fort Covington Town Court on Dec. 10.