Tanner-Richter said that at that point, the judge had issued a warrant for Brodeur's arrest. When local police could not find him, the U.S. Marshals got involved. Although the U.S. Marshals do not go after everyone who does not attend court hearings, Tanner-Richter said that since Brodeur's case was that of a class C felony, they decided to get involved.
"They thought they might be able to use their resources," said Tanner-Richter.
She said the Marshals did a fair amount of legwork to find Brodeur. After following tips from friends of Brodeur's, the Marshals learned he fled to Florida.
But before the Marshals could apprehend Brodeur in the Sunshine State, he returned to Albany to turn himself in.
As part of a plea bargain, Brodeur pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular assault, and will face 3 to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on Sept. 5.
He is currently staying at Albany County jail pending his sentence.