The following is a republished press release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. It was NOT written by the Ithaca Voice.

On September 22nd, 2016 at about 8:35PM, Deputies observed a 2012 BMW traveling north on State Route 13 near Third Street in the City of Ithaca.

They reported that a young male was hanging out the window vomiting, and the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed for conditions.  When the deputy attempted to stop the motorist, the driver accelerated and failed to yield to an emergency vehicle.  The vehicle was eventually stopped in the parking lot of the Quicke Shop and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Once stopped, some of the occupants inside the vehicle were not cooperative with law enforcement.  Subsequent to an investigation, deputies identified the driver as DAVID C ABBOTT (Age 28 of Ithaca).  He held a revoked driver’s license with 9 suspensions/revocations.  He was also found to be in possession of Marijuana.

Another occupant inside the vehicle was identified as ALVONSEY L MANIGAULT (Age 17 of Elmira), and he was found to be in possession of cocaine.

The subject hanging out the window was reportedly injured from an unrelated incident and was transported to Cayuga Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

ABBOTT was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd Degree, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Unreasonable Speed, and Failure to Yield to an Emergency vehicle.  MANIGAULT was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.  Both subjects were issued appearance tickets and are set to appear in the City of Ithaca Court on October 12th, 2016 at 11:00AM.

Jolene Almendarez

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