Driver reaches 112 mph in pursuit before crashing on Route 64 in Bristol

A 19-year-old Webster man was hospitalized and charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in the third degree after a high-speed chase on State Route 64 in the Town of Bristol.

Deputies say the pursuit began on State Route 64 when Ian Richard Mercurio, 19, of Webster was observed by Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputies traveling more than 25 mph over the speed limit.

When deputies attempted to stop Mercurio, he fled, leading them on a chase where he was traveling in excess of 112 mph. Mercurio attempted to pass a vehicle, at which time deputies say he over-corrected, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.

Mercurio’s vehicle traveled into the ditch, hit a driveway end, causing the vehicle to then become airborne and overturning several times. The vehicle came to rest in an upright position, in the middle of State Route 64.

Mercurio was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital via ambulance and a portion of State Route 64 was closed for an investigation, according to deputies. He was later taken into custody and charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in the third degree, failure to comply with a lawful order, reckless driving, speed in 55 zone (112 mph), speed in 40 zone (99 mph), failure to keep right, unregistered vehicle, uninspected motor vehicle, improper plates, operating without insurance and inadequate muffler.

Mercurio will answer the charges in Bristol Town Court.

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