Schuylerville woman leads police on chase

Saturday, April 20, 2013
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— A Schuylerville woman who was wanted on seven criminal warrants throughout the Capital Region led state police on a dangerous chase through Saratoga County that ended when she struck a tree and utility pole in the Wilton Mall parking lot.

State police identified the woman as 30-year-old Ashlee M. Sarro, in a news release.

Police gave the following account:

Around 5 p.m. Friday, a trooper noticed Sarro in a 1997 GMC Yukon speeding on Sisson Road in the town of Moreau, and attempted to pull her over. Sarro ignored the lights and siren and continued to speed onto Route 32 and then Route 50 south in the town of Wilton.

“The pursuit was discontinued on Route 50 for safety concerns due to Ms. Sarro’s reckless driving and the fact she was approaching a heavy traffic area,” according to the release.

Troopers lost sight of her vehicle, but were directed by “numerous motorists” to the Wilton Mall parking lot as they approached its entrance. They looked for Sarro’s vehicle in the lot, but didn’t find it until after she had struck the tree and pole while trying to leave the mall on Loudon Road. Even after sustaining a laceration to her head, Sarro tried to flee on foot when troopers arrived.

She was taken into custody and treated on scene by Wilton Fire and EMS, and then airlifted to Albany Medical Center due to her injuries.

A 42-year-old man was in the car with her at the time of the chase, but wasn’t injured or charged.

Sarro is expected to be released from Albany Medical Center on Sunday, and will be arraigned at that time. Apparently her driving privileges were suspended at the time of the pursuit, and she was the subject of warrants from agencies throughout the region, according to the release.

Troopers also learned that she sideswiped a vehicle on Route 50 during the chase, but didn’t injure anyone.

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