Stolen car in Canada chased by New York State police after crossing into the United States Yesterday, Sunday, September 11, 2022, a Mercedes Benz was attempting to cross the Canada-US border from the Canadian side just before 11 a.m. . The vehicle crossed at the Peace Bridge. The driver did not stop at US customs at the border crossing. The vehicle led New York State Police troopers on a chase down Interstate 90.
The Benz was traveling at high speed and the driver behaved erratically. NYSP Troopers attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic stop, but the driver did not comply. Syracuse soldiers, who were patrolling the NY State Thruway were able to use a tire deflation device. Vehicle was disabled around mile marker 335.4. The soldiers arrested the driver of the stolen Benz without incident. The driver was turned over to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who arrived at the scene. The driver, who has not yet been publicly identified, faces federal charges. This is an ongoing investigation.
I wonder if the driver made a mistake and ended up by mistake at the border post. Many of us western New Yorkers know how tricky the on-ramp to the Peace Bridge is on the American side.
I don’t see any other reason why the driver would think it’s a good idea to drive a stolen car across the border. I mean, if you’re going to steal a car, you want to avoid places where there are a lot of law enforcement, right?