Buffalo Man Arrested By NYSP For Multiple Charges Following A Pursuit On Thruway.
On April 12, 2021, at approximately 8:05 p.m., State Police attempted to stop a vehicle on I-190 in the city of Buffalo for multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The driver failed to comply, and a brief pursuit ensued. The vehicle exited the Thruway at Exit 2, failed to negotiate the turn at Clinton Street, and collided with a building located on Clinton Street.
The occupants of the vehicle initially fled on foot onto Olsen Street, before quickly returning to the scene. The driver, Julius M. Thompson, 19, of Buffalo, NY, was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP Buffalo. He was charged with Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Criminal Mischief 4th degree, Resisting Arrest, and Reckless Driving; all Misdemeanors.
Thompson was released on appearance tickets returnable to the City of Buffalo Court on April 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.
The passenger of the vehicle was not charged and no one in the vehicle or building were treated for injuries as a result of the crash.