Two New York residents have been detained on numerous charges related to drug possession and attempting to flee police in the aftermath of a Ramapo Police chase. The pursuit began after a Ramapo Police officer reportedly spotted a man holding a plastic bag of what the officer believed to be drugs in a stopped vehicle; the other occupant of the vehicle, a woman, had stepped outside to remove debris from the vehicle. After the officer opened one of the vehicle's doors to investigate further, the man allegedly took off, forcing the officer into a narrow space against a parked car.
The officer gave chase, reportedly pursuing the vehicle to Red School House Road, where it crashed into a tree; neither occupant of the vehicle was injured. The driver has been charged with felony cocaine possession, felony tampering with physical evidence, obstructing governmental administration, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing police, and possession of marijuana. The man also received a total of 33 traffic tickets. The female passenger was detained on felony drug possession charges.