- Associated Press - Saturday, November 28, 2020

SCOTTSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man drove the wrong way down Interstate 90 and hit a pedestrian at a rest stop, authorities said.

New York state police said Emmett Ellis, 37, was seen driving westbound on I-90 east on Friday night, south of Rochester. Emergency callers reported that Ellis was trying to hit other vehicles.

Ellis exited the highway to a rest stop in Scottsville where he appeared to intentionally strike a pedestrian, authorities said. Officials did not immediately release details about the pedestrian.

According to state police, a trooper responding to the calls fired at Ellis when Ellis drove toward him. Ellis wasn’t struck by the gunfire.

Ellis re-entered the highway heading east and was apprehended after he exited the car, state police said.

Ellis is charged with several counts of assault and one count of endangerment. He was being held at the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Attempts to leave a message at the jail Saturday night to reach Ellis for comment were unsuccessful.

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