July 10, 2024

State Police arrest Albany man following a pursuit that started in Malta

State Police arrest Albany man following a pursuit that started in Malta
Press Release

On July 6, 2024, State Police of Saratoga arrested Dasir A. Sims, 23, of Albany, NY, for Reckless Endangerment in the second degree, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the third degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and numerous Vehicle and Traffic Law violations. 

On July 6, 2024, at about 2:43 a.m. Troopers stopped a vehicle on State Route 9 in Malta, NY.  Upon Troopers approaching the vehicle being driven by Sims, the vehicle fled.  A pursuit was initiated, and a tire deflation device was successfully deployed.  The vehicle became disabled in the area of I-87 in Halfmoon, NY, where Troopers took Sims and two additional passengers into custody.  Further investigation discovered Sims was in possession of an unlawful amount of cannabis and items containing controlled substance residue. 

All individuals were transported to SP Saratoga, where the passengers were released.  Sims was processed and following a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) evaluation a sample was taken to determine the drug content of his blood. He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Halfmoon Town Court on July 24, 2024, and released to a sober third party.