RANDOLPH – A 43-year-old man is facing several charges following a vehicle crash and subsequent police pursuit in Randolph last week.
The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says Victor Netzel was involved in a crash on Saturday at the Randolph Crosby’s convenience store before reportedly assaulting the driver of the other vehicle.
Prior to deputy’s arrival, they say the male victim fled the scene with Netzel giving chase.
Law enforcement were able to catch up to the vehicles that were traveling eastbound on I-86.
When deputies attempted to pull over Netzel, they say he failed to stop. Eventually the chase came to an end at exit 17 in Steamburg.
While searching the man’s vehicle deputies allegedly recovered two glass pipes with methamphetamine.
Netzel was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle among several other traffic violations.
He was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Randolph Court in May.