A Tarrytown woman led local police on a pursuit through the Village Friday night, ultimately damaging three police cars, leaving one officer injured and knocking down a tree.
The woman, 55-year-old Deborah Busto of Crest Drive, was first observed making a traffic violation by officers near the intersection of Cortlandt Street and Central Avenue, according to Tarrytown Police.
Busto then drove up Main Street, taking out a tree at the intersection of Main Street and Cortlandt Street.
A chase ensued as the woman drove her SUV east toward the Crest neighborhood up Hamilton and Neperan Road.
During the pursuit, Busto apparently began to intentionally ram police cars according to reports. She caused damage to two Tarrytown Police Cars, and one Greenburgh vehicle that was being used as part of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
At one point, the pursuit stopped near Barnes Rd. and Kerwin Pl. and an officer ran to the vehicle to apprehend the woman, but fell on his right knee causing an injury as the woman then drove off again.
Police were finally able to stop Busto in her driveway and took her into custody, according to reports from the Tarrytown Police Department. Her damaged SUV was towed from the scene and impounded.
Busto sustain injuries to her nose in the course of the pursuit. She was taken to Westchester Medical Center for her injuries. While at the hospital she refused a blood draw to check for intoxication, and later refused a breathalyzer test as well.
The woman was released to a responsible party later in the evening, and was issued a return court date of August 10.
Because she was not arraigned, she will likely be facing misdemeanor charges. Police said that the case is still under investigation and could not release specifics on formal charges.