Troopers in Rensselaer County stopped at around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, to assist a disabled vehicle in the Town of Brunswick, on State Route 2.
According to troopers, at some point during their interaction the driver, 52-year-old Michael Messier, of Troy, became uncooperative and ignored their commands.
Messier then fled in his car, striking police vehicles in the process, troopers said. No troopers were injured in the ordeal.
Deputies from the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office eventually located Messier a short distance away, on Brick Church Road, and arrested him.
He is charged with the following:
- Third-degree criminal mischief
- Fourth-degree reckless endangerment
- Second-degree criminal mischief
- Third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle
- Resisting arrest
- Second-degree obstructing governmental administration
- Multiple vehicle and traffic law violations
Troopers did not speculate on why Messier may have fled from police.
After undergoing a medical evaluation, he was issued an appearance ticket to the Brunswick Town Court on Wednesday, June 7.
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