Fulton Police Charge Man With Drug Possession After He Flees in a Vehicle

Scott E. Brien

Scott E. Brien

FULTON, NY – Today (August 16), at approximately 1:40 a.m., a Fulton police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 300 block of East Broadway (State Route 3) in the city of Fulton.

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Scott E. Brien

Contact was made with the driver, Scott E. Brien, 45, of Fulton, and while waiting for the response of a computerized check of the driver’s license status the vehicle began to flee at a high rate of speed, police said.

After a short pursuit, Brien reportedly bailed out of his vehicle leading police on a short foot pursuit before being taken into custody.

At the scene Brien was found to allegedly be in possession of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Brien was charged with the following:

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree – B Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Fourth Degree – C Felony
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Seventh Degree – A Misdemeanor
Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a MV Third Degree – A Misdemeanor
Resisting Arrest – A Misdemeanor
Obstructing Governmental Administration – A Misdemeanor
Aggravated Unlicensed Operator in the Second Degree – Misdemeanor
Multiple Vehicle and Traffic Violations

He is currently being held at the Fulton Police Department where he is awaiting arraignment in Fulton City Court.