Boonville (WSYR-TV) – A domestic incident at a store in the village of Boonville escalated into a high-speed chase on Sunday night, according to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Village of Boonville Police were called to a reported domestic incident at a Stewart’s Shop location around 10:46 p.m.
When a Boonville officer arrived, an officer found Mellisa Davis-Fenn, 43, of Crowell Road in the town of Steuben.
During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office says Davis-Fenn got into a pickup truck and sped away, travelling south on Route 46.
Boonville Police and a State Trooper chased Davis-Fenn with their lights and sirens on, but she declined to pull over.
The Sheriff’s Office says Davis-Fenn’s vehicle reached speeds of 90 miles per hour during the pursuit.
The Sheriff’s Office assisted the other agencies by setting out spike strips near a VFW location in the town of Western. The device flattened three of the pickup truck’s tires, but Davis-Fenn continued driving for about two miles before losing control of the vehicle.
The pickup truck eventually went off the road and crashed into a group of trees. Police arrested her around 11:13 p.m.
Davis-Fenn was taken to a local medical facility for treatment and released.
She was arrested on a host of misdemeanors and other minor charges in the town of Western including:
- Unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanor
- Driving while intoxicated, misdemeanor
- Aggravated unlicensed operation, misdemeanor
- Reckless Driving, misdemeanor
- Fail to comply, infraction
- Speed not reasonable, infraction
- Consumption of alcohol in a vehicle, infraction
- Unlicensed operation, infraction
She was also charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors, stemming from an unrelated domestic incident in the town of Steuben.
She was arraigned at Town of Steuben Court and taken to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash bail or bond.
Police say further charges are pending.