Man sentenced to prison for crashing into a school bus during high speed chase

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – 45-year-old Darren Favreau of Coxsackie was sentenced to two to four years in State Prison.

On January 11, 2016, Favreau pleaded guilty to one count of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, which is a Class D Felony.

On October 9, 2015, at around 12:06 pm, NYS Troopers stopped Favreau for a speed limit violation on I-787 in Menands.

During the traffic stop, Favreau fled from police in his vehicle and reached speeds of approximately 90 miles per hour. State Police pursued the vehicle into the City of Troy where Favreau crashed his vehicle into a school bus that was occupied by a bus driver and a school aide.

The vehicle came to a final stop after crashing into an unoccupied car. Favreau was then taken into custody by Troopers after a short foot chase.

A small amount of heroin was found after a search of the vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Favreau was under the supervision of the NYS Division of Parole stemming from a previous felony conviction.

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