Trooper injured, one in custody following hour-long, four-county Thruway chase

Apr 28, 2012 Full story: The Post-Standard 20

State police were involved in a wild, high-speed chase Saturday night through four counties on the state Thruway before a man in a pickup truck was taken into custody near Utica.

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Rick

Rome, NY

#2 Apr 29, 2012
Big deal stupid people do stupid things. Including the people who chase the stupid people and threaten the safety of even more people.
Dog Lover

Sumter, SC

#3 Apr 29, 2012
True! You cannot outrun Motorola! Get a description, set up a road block, get a tag number and get a warrant. Another day, another way... you WILL get this idiot.
Stop putting people in danger with stupid car chases! All it does it create substantial risk to the innocent general public who are going to be put in the middle of this needless risk taking behavior. Really? Would you want to be the cop who hits and kills or hurts someone over a car chase?
SayWhat

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Apr 29, 2012
taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>Who would you blame if the Police did what you recommend andBEFORE a roadblock, etc. could be set up, a madman driving over 100 miles per hour ends up killing an innocent driver on the road with no one on his tail to STOP HIM?
Troopers are TRAINED to handle cars in high speed chases - the average motorist IS NOT.
Think about it.
The Troopers did an excellent job. Did you hear of any citizens being injured? NO! Great job! They protect & serve, while being disrespected by the people that criticize them. And they will do it every single time, without hesitation.
abc

Blossvale, NY

#6 Apr 29, 2012
good job!

“Getting To The Meat Of It”

Since: Sep 11

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#7 Apr 29, 2012
Thank God, the Oneida Co. kids weren't involved. Everybody is alive and safe.
Dog Lover

Sumter, SC

#8 Apr 29, 2012
taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>Who would you blame if the Police did what you recommend andBEFORE a roadblock, etc. could be set up, a madman driving over 100 miles per hour ends up killing an innocent driver on the road with no one on his tail to STOP HIM?
Troopers are TRAINED to handle cars in high speed chases - the average motorist IS NOT.
Think about it.
You are quite correct! They ARE trained but I am worried about the many variables out there during the chase. It does not HAVE to be the POLICE being at fault, it is usually some idiot that causes the wreck!

Since: Jun 10

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#9 Apr 29, 2012
SayWhat wrote:
<quoted text>
The Troopers did an excellent job. Did you hear of any citizens being injured? NO! Great job! They protect & serve, while being disrespected by the people that criticize them. And they will do it every single time, without hesitation.
They do receive a very good paycheck for their efforts,courtesy of those critical people.

Since: Jun 10

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#10 Apr 29, 2012
Mr Meat Head wrote:
Thank God, the Oneida Co. kids weren't involved. Everybody is alive and safe.
That department is a waste of my tax dollars. The state does a much better job.

“Getting To The Meat Of It”

Since: Sep 11

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#11 Apr 29, 2012
Think of how efficient our local forces would be, if run by the larger forces.
cicero

Cortland, NY

#12 Apr 29, 2012
everyone drive 100 mph on the thruway ? but their is no need for the officers to be on the cars azz all the way because we have exits and the only way to drive off the thruway is an exit he was trapped in a barrel
R U kidding

New York, NY

#15 Apr 30, 2012
taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>
Troopers are TRAINED to handle cars in high speed chases - the average motorist IS NOT.
Think about it.
Tell that to Trooper Todeschini's widow. He was killed trying to chase a motorcycle with the State Police SUV. Training also is having the knowledge to END a chase when it rises to present a danger to the public.
R U kidding

New York, NY

#16 Apr 30, 2012
SayWhat wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you hear of any citizens being injured? NO!
not this time, but there have been other times police chases have injured and killed others not involved. As the story read, the drunken perp forced several other motorists off the road. I suppose they don't count as victims?

Since: Apr 12

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#17 Apr 30, 2012
Trooper Dillon was shot and killed years ago on the thruway after stopping a run of the mill speeder. Unbeknownst to him, the occupants had just robbed a jewelry store in Syracuse, NY. Not every highway violator is routine. If they run, they have a reason to do so. If the police don't make a valid attempt to grab them, they may never know that perhaos that violator was the one that just murdered a loved one of yours. You wouldn't want that person chased and caught?

Since: Apr 12

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#18 Apr 30, 2012
TYPO - should be perhaps
Facts

Utica, NY

#19 Apr 30, 2012
Fact is that for the last 40 plus miles of the "chase", the speeder was on the phone with the dispatcher in Albany and drove at speeds of between 50 and 70MPH...so it was a controlled "chase" until the spike strips stopped his vehicle at the Dyke Rd overpass...it was only at the beginning where speeds exceeded 100 MPH and he ran a Troop car off the road causing it to roll over...hardly the kind of "run of the mill" speeder...he had an agenda...
Facts

Utica, NY

#20 Apr 30, 2012
Also interesting to note was that "OnStar" which has the capability to shut the GMC down refused the NYSP request to do so because the vehicle wasn't reported stolen...what a lotta crap that is...
he did it again

Utica, NY

#21 Apr 30, 2012
This is clearly Maciols fault!
Meyer maids

Binghamton, NY

#22 Apr 30, 2012
taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>And they EARN every penny of their paychecks!!!!
There is no amount of money that can ever bring back a dead Trooper!!!
the city beat cops EARN every penny. The glorified meter maids robbing you on the side of the road or thru the toll booths-not so much. I was at the the M&T bank in wboro a cpl weeks ago and a trooper suv was parked in the lot. There was an open space next to him but it occurred to me that I should park someplace else as that phucker could probably write me a ticket for something so at least I should make him EARN it by parking farther away. How sad that ppl have become conditioned to the fact that 75 percent of their job is to write tickets and that u can't even park next to them at the bank out of fear you might get one.

Since: Apr 12

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#23 Apr 30, 2012
That was exactly my point - that people take off because they have a reason ( agenda ). No way did I refer to this as a run of the mill speeder, even not knowing about the troop car rollover. The run of the mill speeder I was refering to was when Trooper Dillon got shot and killed. He stopped a speeder who pulled right over, no chase involved. Run of the mill until passenger exited and shot him. Now, how do you explain the speeder talking to the Albany dispatcher by cell phone? Do people have PRIVATE phone numbers on speed dial for when they refuse to stop? "Hello, Onstar. You wanna connect me to the New York State Police/Thruway Athority dispatcher in Albany, NY.? I'n on this here zip strip, giving the boys in gray a wake up, white knuckle ride, and I'd like to discuss it with them. Yeah, I'll wait."

Since: Jun 10

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#24 Apr 30, 2012
taxpaper wrote:
<quoted text>And they EARN every penny of their paychecks!!!!
There is no amount of money that can ever bring back a dead Trooper!!!
Did I state that they did not EARN their $... No!

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