SCHENECTADY – A driver from Vermont fled a Glenville traffic stop last weekend, before crashing into another car in Schenectady, New York State Police said Thursday.
Troopers initially pursued the man, but called it off for safety reasons, police said. Minutes later, learned of the two-car crash at State Street and Washington Avenue in Schenectady.
Two people in the vehicle struck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.
Charged in the case is Kyle M. Brower, 26, of Brattleboro, Vt., police said. He faces charges of unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, third-degree assault, criminal mischief and driving while intoxicated.
The incident began at about 9:20 p.m. last Friday on Route 5 in Glenville, police said. Troopers attempted to stop Brower there for a speeding violation, police said.
The driver failed to stop and continued to speed and disregard traffic signals, police said. Troopers terminated the pursuit due to safety concerns, police said.
Then, about seven minute after the initial stop attempt, troopers were dispatched to the crash in Schenectady. The vehicle at fault matched the description of the vehicle that had been involved in the pursuit and he was eventually charged.
Brower was processed after being released from medical treatment. He is to appear in court later.