Man Arrested Following High Speed Chase Overnight

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JAMESTOWN – A Town of Gerry man was arrested following a high speed chase overnight that started in Jamestown.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office reports they were assisting Jamestown Police by locating a suspect vehicle involved in an altercation just after 11:45 p.m.

Deputies located the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed away from the city on Allen Street.

Upon trying to stop the vehicle the suspect, later this identified as Aaron Monroe, 32, allegedly failed to comply with lights and sirens and increased his speed.

The pursuit continued in the Towns of Ellicott, Poland, and Gerry. The pursuit eventually come to a stop in the Town of Gerry after spike strips were deployed.

Upon further investigation deputies alleged that Monroe was operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Monroe is charged with DWI, DWI per se, fail to comply, speed in zone, refusal of pre screen breath test, fail to stop at stop sign, passed red signal, failed to use designated lane, improper signal and fail to keep right.

Monroe was later issued tickets to appear and turned over to Jamestown Police to answer charges for the alleged altercation incident.


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