Man Rams Cop Car in Stolen Hummel Truck During High Speed Chase
UPDATE: A Utica teen is facing several charges after leading police on a high speed chase through two counties.
The chase started in Utica after a man stole a Hummel truck while an employee was making a delivery. The driver fled into Ilion on State Route 5S, being followed by several police cars. The driver then intentionally rammed and heavily damaged three police vehicles belonging to the Town of Frankfort Police Department and the Village of Ilion Police Department on Weber Avenue, according to Ilion police.
The chase ended when the vehicle drove into a yard on Second Street in Ilion.
19 year-old Dumo Emmanuel Lual, of Utica, was taken into custody and charged with 3 counts of Criminal Mischief in the second degree (each being a class D felony) and 1 count of Criminal Mischief in the third degree. Further charges are pending as the investigation continues.
Lual was arraigned and released on his own recognizance; scheduled to reappear in Village of Ilion Court at a later date.
A man rammed a cop car in a stolen Hummel truck during a high speed chase through two counties.
The chase began in Utica after a man stole a Hummel truck while an employee was making a delivery. It ended in Herkimer County with the driver being taken into custody.
During the chase, Cynthia Smith captured the driver hitting a cop car near the bus turn around at Central Valley School on Weber Avenue in Ilion. You can hear the impact in the video above. Luckily no one was injured.
Adam Day captured the moment the driver was taken into custody near Premo's Pizza in Ilion.
The man's name is not being released but Utica Police say he is facing grand larceny charges. More charges are pending from the Ilion Police Department.
We'll update the story when the press release from Ilion Police is made available.