Niagara Gazette

Lewiston

June 1, 2014

High-speed chase ends with car in flames, suspect caught

A 26-minute high-speed chase ended early Sunday morning when the suspect's car burst into flames and he had to flee on foot. He was caught a short distance away, according to Lewiston police.

The chase began in the Village of Lewiston about 4 a.m. when Lewiston police tried to stop a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man. He didn't stop and led police on a 26-minute high-speed chase through the Town of Lewiston, city of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara.

As the driver neared Lockport and Packard roads, the car caught fire and the man was forced to run from the vehicle. He was caught a short distance away.

The unidentified man was charged with fleeing from a police officer, reckless driving, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and several traffic violations, according to Lewiston police.

The Town of Niagara, Niagara Falls police departments, state police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office assisted in the incident.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Lewiston
Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Opinion
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page