CITY OF NEWBURGH - Police chased a man wanted on several warrants from downtown Newburgh to the Town of Marlborough and into an orchard at a farming business before arresting him on Wednesday morning.
City police said officer Ricardo Rivera, accompanied by his K-9, Bane, first tried to stop Darren Marcisak in a 2005 GMC Sierra pickup truck near Carson and South Lander streets about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Marcisak, 43, of New Paltz, faked pulling over near Benkard Avenue and Liberty Street before taking off at a high rate of speed, police said in a news release.
Marcisak led police on a chase traveling north on Water Street out of the City of Newburgh, police said. He took Route 9W through the Town of Newburgh into the Town of Marlborough.
The truck crashed into a police vehicle near 27 Bingham Road, police said. Marcisak then took off on foot through an orchard at Truncali Farms, where police eventually apprehended him.
He was taken to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Several police officers were also treated at St. Luke's for minor injuries. All are expected to recover, police said.
The following investigation turned up several warrants for Marcisak, including one for driving under the influence of drugs, police said.
Marcisak was charged with several counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, driving under the influence of drugs, and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all felonies.
He was also charged with reckless driving, failure to comply, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, resisting arrest, and was handed a large amount of Vehicle Traffic Law tickets, according to the release.
He was being held pending arraignment in City of Newburgh court on Thursday.
Town of Newburgh police, Town of Marlborough police, state police and members of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force assisted with the incident.