Suspect in fatal car crash spits into news camera on way into court
[NYPOST] A man arrested for the death of another driver during a wild police chase in upstate New York hocked a “loogie” at a news photographer as he was being led into court last Thursday, police said.
Skyler Crouse landed an additional charge of harassment for the act of spitting on the camera lens of a News 13 photographer filming him being led into Warren County Court, footage from the networks shows.
Crouse’s phlegm attack seemed to be in response to a reporter asking him, “You have anything you want to say about what happened today?”
The spitting suspect was facing charges for his role in the death of driver Joseph Turcotte, who died in the tragic crash.
About 8 a.m. Thursday, state troopers spotted Crouse speeding northbound near Queensbury, NY on I-87 at more than 90 miles per hour, police said.
He refused to stop and led troopers on a nearly 30-mile long chase, which ended at Exit 25 in Brant Lake after police used a spike strip to stop the speeding suspect.
The device gave Crouse a flat tire, but he continued on, getting off at Exit 25, where he struck the car being driven by Turcotte on the exit ramp, police said.
For the fatal crash, Crouse was hit with a slew of charges, including manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest.
Following his arraignment — and after his spittle spectacle — Crouse was led back out into a police cruiser with a plastic bag over his head to prevent him from striking again, video posted by WNYT reporter Emily De Vito shows.
Posted by: Fred 2019-09-30