Police make arrest in Ulster County hit-and-run

State Police in Ellenville arrested Brysen R. Tota, 24, of Kingston, in connection with a hit-and-run accident that injured a 62-year-old pedestrian in Accord on January 2.

During the course of the investigation, troopers determined that Tota was the driver of a 2010 Gray Audi A4 that struck Accord resident George Barley and then fled the scene.

Tota was charged with:

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident involving serious injury (felony)
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence (felony)
  • Assault 2nd degree (felony), Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 2nd degree (misdemeanor)

He was arraigned in front of Town Justice Shaheen and remanded to Ulster County Jail in lieu of $7,500 cash/and $15,000 unsecured bond. He has a return date on January 15 at 10 a.m. in the Town of Rochester Court.

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There are 2 comments

  1. Sick of it

    Um, I’m sorry…Bail should be set at $15,000 minimum! Car should be impounded. License should be
    permanently suspended. We are too weak these days. From a man who hits another human being and
    flees the scene (are you kidding me?!?!?!?)…to a President who incites an attack on the US…to a Saugertise
    business owner who constantly is caught illegally dumping debris…no one is really held accountable.

    Bigger social issue I know, but its really time to go swift and stern vs. this lame soft-response.

    Punishment for this Bryson person should be fairly severe.

    And I live not far from where this hit and run happened, Ulster County, The Sheriff’s Department, The Constable, The State Police…everyone knows this road is ripe with speeding, people run stop signs by the minute, logging trucks, dump trucks, pick up trucks, and cars routinely at 50-55 MPH in a 35 zone.

    Where are these people who’s only job is to protect the public and ENFORCE OUR LOCAL LAWS?
    They are absent.

    1. BS

      They are in Washington DC storming the Capitol, for their fuhur, trying too steal your democracy, justuce, freedom, and liberty FOR ALL.

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