Woman faces charges after leading police on high-speed chase

By WKTV News

BOONVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Town of Steuben woman faces charges for allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase that began in the Village of Boonville.

It all started at 10:46 Sunday night when Village of Boonville Police say they were dispatched to a report of a domestic at the Stewart's Shop at the intersection of Post Street and Route 46.

Authorities say Melissa A. Davis-Fenn, 43, got into her truck and sped down Route 46 when they arrived on the scene.

Booville Police and State Police followed with sirens blaring, but they say Davis-Fenn continued to reach speeds of 90 mph.

Deputies from the Oneida County Sheriff's Office set up spike strips in the Town of Western, which caused three tires on Davis-Fenn's pickup began to go flat.

Authorities said Davis-Fenn continued to travel south on Route 46 for about two miles before she lost control of her pickup and drove off the west side of the roadway and collided with a small group of trees.

She was taken into custody around 11:13 p.m.

Davis-Fenn had complaints of neck and back pain at the scene. She was evaluated on scene by members of the Westernville Fire Dept and transported to Rome ER by AmCare Ambulance for further treatment.

She faces the following charges:
- Unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd degree
- Reckless Driving
- Fail to comply
- Speed not reasonable
- Consumption of alcohol in a vehicle
- Unlicensed Operation.

All of the above charges are from the Town of Western.

She'll answer to charges of
- Reckless Endangerment,
- Fourth-degree Criminal Mischief stemming from an unrelated domestic incident that occurred earlier that evening on Crowell Rd in the Town of Steuben.

She was arraigned at the Town of Steuben Court and was sent to the Oneida County Jail in lieu of $1,500 bail.

The investigation is ongoing and further charges are pending.

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