The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has charged 27-year old Shane Williams of Syracuse with reckless driving, driving while intoxicated and unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree. The charges are in relation to an incident early on the morning of Saturday, May 26, when Williams alleged fled during a traffic stop by a Town of Camillus police officer.
The Town of Camillus Police Department issued Williams traffic tickets for failing to keep right, driving across hazard markings, being an unlicensed operator, failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding and refusing to take a breath test.
Williams remains hospitalized at Upstate University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He remains in police custody due to an active assault warrant and a parole warrant.
The female passenger was released from the hospital on the date of the incident. She cooperated with the police investigation and was not charged.
A man and woman were hospitalized Saturday morning after being injured in a wreck while fleeing police in Onondaga County.
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Jon Seber reports that at approximately 4:48 a.m. on Saturday morning a Camillus Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the 3800 block of West Genesee Street after witnessing a traffic infraction by the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet Impala.
The driver and female passenger sped away while the Officer was conducting a roadside interview. The vehicle continued eastbound on West Genesee Street at an extremely high rate of speed before the driver lost control near the intersection of Montrose Avenue. The vehicle left the south side of West Genesee Street, where it struck a sign in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station before crossing the intersection and into the Delles Automotive parking lot, where it came to rest after striking several unoccupied parked vehicles.
The driver was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by fire and rescue personnel. He was transported to Upstate University Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The female passenger sustained minor injuries and was transported to Crouse Hospital.
Traffic on Genesee Street was rerouted until late morning while the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Accident Investigation Team processed the scene. Sheriff’s Detectives continue to investigate the incident along with the Camillus Police Department.
All photos by Steve Penstone