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Man leads police on high-speed chase in U-Haul pickup; drives head-on at deputy in Steuben County

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In Steuben County, a high-speed pursuit involving a U-Haul Chevy Silverado driven by William Crowe, 35, of Cohocton, ended in multiple criminal charges. The incident began Tuesday afternoon when Crowe allegedly sped along Interstate 390, evading police attempts to pull him over. The pursuit escalated when Crowe drove directly at a Steuben County deputy sheriff on State Route 63, forcing the officer to take evasive action.


The chase concluded after the Silverado collided with a pillar at the Community Bank in Dansville, disabling the vehicle. Crowe then fled on foot and attempted to enter an unrelated car occupied by a family, including three children.

He was subsequently apprehended and is now facing several charges, including reckless endangerment, attempted robbery of a motor vehicle, endangering the welfare of a child, and resisting arrest. Additionally, Crowe has previous convictions for driving while ability impaired (DWAI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) within the last ten years.