ENFIELD, N.Y. — State police are still searching for a driver who fled when police tried to pull them over, hit a car and ran into the woods in Enfield.

At around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, a New York State Police trooper tried to pull over a gray Dodge Caravan on Enfield Main Road in the Town of Enfield for a traffic infraction. However, the driver didn’t stop and led police on a roughly four-mile pursuit, according to Trooper Aga Dembinska, public information officer for New York State Police Troop C. During the pursuit, the driver struck another vehicle travel the same direction from behind. After the crash, the driver fled into the woods.

State police have not release the name of the suspect.

The passenger in the suspect’s van was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police have identified the passenger as 38-year-old Melissa M. Cady, of Ithaca. Cady was found with a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, Dembinska said. Cady was released on an appearance ticket and is due to appear in Enfield Town Court on Oct. 15.

The driver of the vehicle that was struck sustained minor injuries and was transported to Cayuga Medical Center.

Anyone with information that witnessed the crash or saw anyone leaving the area is asked to call 607-347-4441.

Kelsey O'Connor

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