SARATOGA SPRINGS – A Troy man has been arrested in connection with an early Sunday chase in Saratoga Springs that ended in a crash and with the discovery of a gun, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.
The driver, David Morris, 21, of First Street, Troy, was ultimately arrested on a host of charges, including felony third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, officials said.
The incident began at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Saratoga Springs when a deputy on patrol saw an SUV commit several traffic infractions, officials said.
The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued on. After what officials described as a short pursuit, the SUV crashed into a fence near the intersection of Rock Street and Maple Avenue.
Morris was arrested at the scene. Two others inside the vehicle fled on foot and were not arrested, officials said.
Deputies soon uncovered a 9mm pistol in the car and an amount of cocaine, officials said.
Morris was also charged with reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and criminal possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanors, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.
Morris was arraigned and ordered held.
The sheriff’s office was assisted at the scene by the Saratoga Springs Police Department.