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Police: Man Drove Head-On Towards Deputy in Steuben County Pursuit


A Steuben County man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly led police on a vehicle and foot pursuit.

It started Tuesday afternoon when the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and State Police responded to Interstate 390 in Wayland for a U-Haul Chevy Silverado traveling at a high rate of speed. Troopers attempted to pull the truck over but its driver, 35-year-old William Crowe, of Cohocton, did not comply. After the pursuit left the interstate, Troopers say Crowe drove head-on toward a Steuben County deputy sheriff on State Route 63. The deputy had to take evasive action to avoid being hit. Eventually, the Silverado became disabled when it struck a pillar at the Community Bank in Dansville. That’s when Crowe got out of the car and started running south. He was eventually taken into custody after he got into the passenger side of an uninvolved car that was occupied by a family, including three children in its back seat.

Crowe is charged with reckless endangerment and attempted robbery of a motor vehicle, both felonies, along with two counts of Reckless Endangerment 2nd (A Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief 4th (A Misdemeanor), two counts of Petit Larceny (A Misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor), Criminal Mischief 4th (A Misdemeanor), three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A Misdemeanor), DWAI Drugs – Prior Conviction in 10 years and DWI-Previous Conviction in 10 years and traffic infractions. Crowe also has DWAI and DWI convictions within the last ten years.

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