The New York State Police reported that a drunk driver with a revoked license who is on parole led them on a high-speed pursuit before crashing early this morning.
At approximately 12:55am, a troopers were responding to a call for a burglary in progress in the Town of Wallkill and had their emergency lights activated. When the troopers attempted to pass a vehicle traveling west on Route 17M, the vehicle reportedly fled at a high rate of speed. Troopers attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
The driver, later identified as Isaya Dolson, age 27 from the Town of Monroe, allegedly failed to pull over and fled. Police stated the pursuit lasted 14 minutes and reached speeds of over 90 mph. The pursuit reportedly continued into Sullivan County and ended when Dolson crashed into an embankment on Rock Hill Drive, causing his vehicle to become disabled.
When Dolson was taken into custody, police learned he was driving on a revoked license from a previous DWI conviction and was currently on parole. A press release issued by Orange County District Attorney David Hoolver in September 2018 accused Dolson of conspiring with two other individuals in carrying out the murder of a 19 year-old rival gang member in Middletown. Hoovler stated the murder was carried out to further the gang’s conspiracy to sell narcotics. Hoolver reported that Dolson pleaded guilty. Online public records indicate Dolson was sent to the state penitentiary in December 2018 to serve a 3 to 9 year stint and was released in November 2021.
Dolson was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment in the 1st degree, both felonies; Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, a misdemeanor; and was issued 21 traffic tickets. He was arraigned in the Town of Wallkill Court and remanded to Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail or $200,000 bond.
Police said an investigation revealed that Dolson and his vehicle were not involved in the burglary that police were originally responding to.