Driver Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit, Allegedly Drove Wrong Way On I-86

JAMESTOWN – A 23-year-old man is facing several charges following a vehicle pursuit that started in Jamestown and ended on I-86 near the Sherman Exit early Thursday morning.

Jamestown Police say they observed a white Chrysler Sedan, allegedly operated by Tyler N. Tedesco, traveling at a high rate of speed on West Tenth Street just before 2:30 a.m.

When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Tedesco allegedly took off and continued down North Main Street towards I-86.

The sedan then entered the highway and continued until the Falconer exit. Ellicott Police then joined the chase as it continued through Jamestown and eventually back on to the highway.

Officers said the vehicle traveled westbound in the eastbound lane of I-86 eventually hitting spike strips placed by the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said Tedesco was allegedly operating under the influence of drugs. They charged Tedesco with 19 vehicle and traffic violations including, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and DWAI Drugs. He was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.

Police said there were two passengers in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit.


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