Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Drugged Man Crashes During Wild Police Chase Over Mid-Hudson Bridge

A Poughkeepsie man was charged with driving at high speeds over the Mid-Hudson Bridge while doped up on drugs, leading police on a chase, driving into oncoming traffic, and crashing into a motorcycle and cars.

At approximately 7:00am yesterday, a New York State Trooper reported observing a 2008 Audi A6 with North Carolina license plates traveling at a high rate of speed across the Mid-Hudson Bridge traveling eastbound toward Poughkeepsie. When the Trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver allegedly failed to comply.

The driver reportedly passed vehicles and went into oncoming traffic. While doing so, police say he crashed into a 2004 BMW motorcycle, a 2009 Honda CRV, and a 2015 Volkswagon Golf.

Following the crashes, police apprehended the suspect driver, Tyzhan Catts, age 23 from Poughkeepsie. Catts and his passenger, Teri C. Dominguez, age 38 from Poughkeepsie, were both transported by ambulance to the Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The drivers of the motorcycle and the Honda CRV, both of whom The Newburgh News are not identifying due to his status as a victim, was transported by ambulance to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and a passenger in the Volkswagen Golf were not injured.

Catts was charged with Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree, Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle 3rd degree, Reckless Driving, and Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Due to a New York State law advocating for accused criminals which was passed in 2020, police were unable to send Catts to jail pending bail as they typically did in the past. Instead, he was issued tickets and released.

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