Connecticut woman arrested after trying to run from Troopers

Major Richard L. Mazzone
Troop K Commander
Fishkill, New York – On April 10, 2019, the New York State Police from the East Fishkill barracks in Troop K and SP Montgomery in Troop F arrested Erica C. Rezuke, age 27, of West Hartford, CT, for Fleeing an Officer in a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th degree, both class A misdemeanors, Reckless Driving, an unclassified misdemeanor, Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., Troopers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of a 2015 Acura RDX on Interstate 84 near mile marker 48.8 for an infraction of the vehicle and traffic law.  While interviewing the operator, identified as Erica Rezuke, she sped away westbound on Interstate 84.  Troopers returned to their vehicles, and began to pursue Rezuke who crossed the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.  In the town of Newburg on Interstate 84 Rezuke struck an uninvolved vehicle and continued to flee.  A short time later she was taken into custody by Troopers from Troop F on Duby Road in the town of Newburgh.

Further investigation discovered approximately 14 grams of amphetamines, and 11.2 grams of marijuana in Rezuke’s possession.

Rezuke was arraigned before the town of Fishkill Court, and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 secure bond.  Rezuke is next scheduled to appear before the Court on April 17, 2019, at 9:00 a.m.