State police say spike strip used to stop Akwesasne man accused of fleeing police while intoxicated Sunday
MASSENA -- State police say U.S. Border Protection officers used a spike strip to stop an Akwesasne man early Sunday morning.
State Police say they attempted a traffic stop on a 2014 GMC Sierra pick up truck, on State Route 37 in the town of Massena, when the vehicle failed to pull over. Troopers said a high-speed pursuit continued to the International Bridge Road where the vehicle attempted to flee toward Canada.Troopers said the United States Customs and Border Protection officers deployed a spike strip, however, the vehicle struck the spike strips then turned around and went back south on International Bridge Road then turned east again onto State Route 37.
The vehicle continued into Franklin County, town of Bombay, and attempted to turn onto Tarbell Road. Due to the driver side tire being damaged from the spike strip, it was unable to negotiate the turn, subsequently striking a snow bank.
The operator, 27-year-old Colin A. Hall of Akwesasne, Ontario, got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, were he was apprehended after a brief struggle with troopers.
Hall was found to be driving while intoxicated, however, he refused sobriety testing and a breath test to determine his blood alcohol content.
He was charged with felony DWI: previous conviction in last 10 years, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation: alcohol, second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree fleeing an officers in a motor vehicle, using a vehicle without an interlock device and circumvent an interlock device.
Hall was ticketed for two counts of failure to keep right, three counts of speed in zone, two counts of speed over 55 mph, three counts of failure to use designated lane, three counts of reckless driving, passing a red light, operating without an interlock device, refusal to take a breath test, and unlicensed operation.
Hall was jailed on $10,000 cash bail, $20,000 bond.
Hall is to reappear in the Town of Massena Court on April 9, 2014, at 4 p.m.