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Chase ends with crash — into house owned by police chief

October 5, 2012
By JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

TUPPER LAKE - A police chase that started in Colton Thursday ended with the driver losing control and slamming into a house owned by the village police chief.

State police said Thursday evening they didn't believe anyone was hurt in the incident.

At the time, they were processing the driver of the vehicle they chased and didn't have time to give any more information. No state police officers who were familiar with the incident could be reached this morning.

The Enterprise has not yet been able to determine why the chase began, but it started in Colton, in St. Lawrence County, and went down state Route 3 until the car came around a sharp corner in Tupper Lake and lost control.

Village police Chief Tom Fee was out of town waiting for his father to have surgery when he heard about the incident. He is still waiting to get more details.

He talked to one of his tenants, Claudine Dailey, who lives at the 68 Lake St. house with her family. Mike Russell rents the upstairs apartment. Fee said Bailey told him that while no one was hurt, the crash got their attention. Someone was in the bathroom at the time of impact, and that's the area of the house that was struck by the vehicle.

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Fee told the Enterprise this morning that he went to take a look at the house Thursday night when he got back to Tupper Lake.

"It doesn't seem to be a tremendous amount of damage," he said.

He said he plans to have his insurance company take a look at it to make sure there isn't more damage than is visible.

"Nobody's hurt," Fee said Thursday. "That's all I care about."


Contact Jessica Collier at 518-891-2600 ext. 26 or



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