CORNISH — York County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a car in Cornish Saturday mid-morning because its muffler was loud and within a few minutes had two people in custody.

The passenger in the car, Austin Frew, 18, of Rhode Island, is wanted for robbery in Massachusetts, police said. He initially complied with Deputy Bob Carr’s instruction to get out of the car and put his hands on the roof, but when the deputy went to pat him down, he ran, police said.

Carr caught him a short distance away.

When Carr returned to the car, he smelled alcohol and gave the driver, John Kuczek, 43, of Cornish, a field sobriety test, and then charged him with driving under the influence.

Frew was scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court in Alfred to face extradition proceedings, after which he will be sent to Massachusetts.

Kuczek posted $300 bail and is scheduled to be in court in October.
 

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