“Spike Strips” Used to Stop Drunken Driver
On June 14, 2018, the Hudson City Police Department arrested 23 year old, Tyler C. Rossi of Ghent, New York on multiple Vehicle and Traffic Law violations to include; DWI 1st Offense, refusal to take breath test, reckless driving, failure to obey Police Officer, speed not reasonable or prudent, passing a red light, failure to keep right, no signal, and failed to stop at stop sign.
On June 14, 2018, at approximately 12:09 am, the Hudson City Police received a call from the Half Moon Bar, located at 48 South Front Street within the City of Hudson. The caller was concerned and alarmed that a unknown younger white male operating a gray pickup with a ladder rack was acting suspiciously, he allegedly drove around the establishment about 10-12 times and at different times would stop in front of the bar, stare at the patrons around the establishment and then speed off.
HPD patrols located the vehicle matching the above description on Warren Street approaching Front Street. HPD patrols attempted to stop the pickup truck but the driver refused to stop for Police. The vehicle did travel outside the City of Hudson jurisdiction and at that the time both the New York State Police and Columbia County Sheriff’s Department joined in to follow the driver. Rossi continued to elude Police for approximately 11 minutes in his vehicle. The State Police were able to successfully deploy “spike strips” on 9H in Claverack and disable the vehicle’s tires. Rossi was finally placed into Police custody and transported back to HPD for processing and arraignment.
Tyler C. Rossi was arraigned in the Hudson City Criminal Court before Judge Herman. He was remanded to the Columbia County Jail on $1000.00. Cash/ bond. He is due back to Court on June 20, 2018 at 830am.