A vehicle pursuit in Schuyler County Thursday resulted in multiple cars, including several belonging to law enforcement, being damaged and a Hector man facing charges.
State Police say it all started around 12:30 p.m. when Watkins Glen Police pulled over 76 year old Norman Covert on Franklin Street. That’s when officers say Covert suddenly accelerated and fled the scene. In a cell phone video of the incident taken by a bystander and posted to social media, Covert is seen backing up recklessly and striking several cars, before going back into drive and striking a Watkins Glen PD vehicle and a Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department cruiser. He was taken into custody a short time later at his home without incident. No injuries were reported.
Covert will face multiple charges, including criminal mischief. You can see the video of Covert striking the police vehicles with his car up at our website, Finger Lakes Daily News dot com