High Speed Chase From Canadian Border Crossing Ends With Two Arrests
Officers from the Border Patrol and New York State Police were busy last weekend after they were engaged in a traffic pursuit that spanned more than 70 miles and reached speeds up to 110mph.
According to a report by The Buffalo News, two men tried to cross into Canada at the Lewiston-Queenston bridge Friday night around 10p. When they reached the Canadian border inspection station they were told to pull aside for a secondary inspection. Instead of going for the secondary inspection, the men drove off at a high rate of speed back across the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge going the wrong way against traffic back into the United States and onto the New York State Thruway.
Border Patrol officers chased after the vehicle where they found it on Grand Island where the men fled again into the City of Buffalo on Route 198, then back onto I-190 south. The black Jeep Commander was spotted sometime later near the Dunkirk exit of I-90 where New York State Police tried to stop the automobile, but the suspects were able to get away.
Authorities were eventually able to find the vehicle abandoned a few miles away. A short time later one of the men, identified as 26-year-old Donyell Williams, turned himself into officers after being out in the cold weather. Shortly after that the other man, identified as 19-year-old Johnny Greer, was caught trying to flag down cars traveling on the New York State Thruway.
This example illustrates how CBP continues to work alongside our law enforcement partners to play a vital role in keeping our communities safe
-Gaetano Cordone, Acting Director of the Port of Buffalo, speaking via a press release
Both men were taken into custody on a slew of charges, including fleeing a federal checkpoint. In addition to that, authorities report that Greer is wanted by law enforcement officials in Michigan with an outstanding arrest warrant for assault.