Cornwall Island man sentenced for fleeing border crossing

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Updated: Apr. 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM EDT
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ALBANY, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Cornwall Island man was sentenced Thursday to time he’s already served for fleeing from the Massena border crossing when Customs and Border Protection officers attempted to search his vehicle.

Forty-three-year-old Brennan Thompson’s time served amounts to about two months.

He pleaded guilty in February and admitted that in May 2020, he was operating a silver Lincoln sedan when he approached the Massena Port of Entry to enter the United States from Canada.

When asked to open the vehicle’s trunk for inspection, Thompson quickly accelerated away from the inspection booth, made a U-turn and sped back into Canada.

He was arrested last June.

Also in federal court Thursday, he was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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