Troopers identify the driver and passenger in high speed chase.
Written by Dan Fischer on September 3, 2021
On September 2, 2021, Troopers out of SP Newstead arrested Anthony T. Drake, 25 of Hornell, NY for Reckless Endangerment 1st degree (D Felony), Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and multiple traffic tickets. The passenger in the vehicle, Brittany N. Howland, 27 of Hornell, NY was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree and Violation of Probation.
On September 2, 2021 at 6:42 P.M., Troopers out of SP Newstead attempted to make a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado at the intersection of Crittenden Road and Main Street in the town of Newstead. The Chevrolet failed to comply once the Trooper activated emergency lights. The pursuit initiated and the suspect vehicle continued east bound on State Route 5 (Main Street) into Genesee County. During the pursuit the suspect vehicle swerved toward a Genesee County Sheriffs Department patrol traveling west bound on State Route 5. The pursuit was picked up by Batavia Police Department and they deployed a tire deflating device, disabled the suspect’s vehicle. Troopers arrested Drake and Howland. Drake was in possession of brass knuckles and crystal meth and other drugs.