POLAND – Two Maine residents were arrested by New York State Police after allegedly fighting a man who was trying to prevent them from driving their vehicle while intoxicated Sunday night in Kennedy.
New York State Police report Justin Taylor, 39, and Scott Green, 39, were at the Kennedy Supermarket trying to purchase alcohol when Green became upset that he could not enter his card PIN properly due to his intoxication level.
Troopers said the duo then exited the store and got into their vehicle. A person approached their car and advised them they were too intoxicated to drive.
Taylor then allegedly exited the vehicle and engaged in a struggle with the victim, causing a laceration to their eye.
Another person was allegedly struck in the head by Green while attempting the break up the initial fight involving Taylor.
Troopers said Taylor, Green and a third party then fled the scene in their vehicle, which was located and stopped by Ellicott Police on Route 394 in Falconer a short while later.
Ellicott Officers said Green was taken into custody without incident, but Taylor jumped from the vehicle prior to being pulled over.
He was later located in a wooded area by New York State Police’s K-9 and placed under arrest.
Additionally, troopers said while they were processing Taylor at the New York State Police Barracks in Jamestown he became disruptive and combative.
Both are charged with third-degree assault. Taylor is additionally charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration.
Police said the victims were treated at a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Taylor and Green were taken to the Chautauqua County Jail.