Teen Leads Cortland Sheriff's on Car Chase That Ends With Crash in DeRuyter
A Madison County woman is facing multiple charges after leading police on a car pursuit that ended with her crashing into a telephone pole with a teen in the car.
Around 5:30 last Friday evening Cortland County Sheriff's Seputies observed a vehicle speeding on Rte. 13 in the Town of Cuyler.
The officer activated his lights and sirens and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver later identified as 19 year old Cassondra Brown of 1244 Carpenter Rd. Georgetown, refused to stop.
Brown continued north on Rte. 13 into the Village of DeRuyter, she then turned onto South Hill Road, at some point she lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the road hitting an embankment and telephone pole.
Brown was taken to Upstate hospital in Syracuse with a possible neck injury, Brown's 14 year old sister who was a passenger in the car at the time was uninjured. The teen was turned over to a family member.
Brown was charged with misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and aggravated unlicensed operator. Brown was also charged with unlicensed operator, failure to comply with lawful order, speeding, and driving on the shoulder.
Brown was arraigned in the Town of Cuyler Court and released to the County Probation Department. The investigation is on-going and more charges may be pending from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.