LIVONIA — Two children apparently escaped from a car after the driver’s behavior made them feel unsafe, just before a dangerous police chase through Livonia.
According to a press release from the New York State Police, Paul Carey, 37, was arrested for felony Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and misdemeanors including Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Resisting Arrest, and DWAI Drugs, and Aggravated DWI due to having a child in the vehicle.
The State Police’s investigation shows that on June 5, Carey was driving in the Town of Livonia at around 5:17 p.m., when two children his vehicle became scared due to his erratic behavior. They exited his vehicle when they were able to do so, but there was still one child in the vehicle. State Police located the vehicle on Richmond Mills Road and Carey fled, with additional state police and Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies joining in to assist.
State Police allege that Carey drove into the oncoming lane and towards a state police vehicle at one point during the pursuit. Carey stopped in front of a residence on South Livonia Road, where he allegedly refused to obey commands and resisted arrest. State Police and Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to take Carey into custody.
State Police further allege that Carey was under the influence of drugs. Police discovered what are believed to be 21 suboxone strips inside Carey’s vehicle.
Carey was arraigned before the Town of Livonia Court and remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $7,500 cash or $15,000 bond.