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.