3 Arrested After Wild I-84 Chase in Stolen Car, Police Say
Three people were arrested after they led police on a while chase on Interstate 84 in the Hudson Valley in a reported stolen car.
State Police stopped a vehicle on I-84 West in the Town of Montgomery, for speeding. Police say the vehicle was traveling 80 in a 65 mph zone. During the traffic stop, Troopers determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Rhode Island.
During the interview, the driver of the vehicle, Jason Swan, 31, of Woonsocket, RI, allegedly drove off. Police pursued.
The chased lasted for 12 miles on the highway. During the chase, Swan’s car entered the center median, swerved, re-entered the roadway, hit a culvert, and went airborne. Swan was able to regain control of the car and continue traveling west on I-84.
The chase finally ended when Swan attempted to pass traffic on the right shoulder and his car crashed into a State Police vehicle. The Trooper in the vehicle was uninjured.
Swan was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property, reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.
The passengers, 22-year-old Jeremey Arias of Woonsocket, RI, and Brittany Campbell, 19, of Rumford, RI were charged with resisting arrest, criminal possession of stolen property and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.
All three were remanded to Orange County Jail with a return date of June 20.