STOCKTON – A 26-year-old Buffalo man is facing a slew of charges after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit through parts of Chautauqua County on Sunday.
New York State Police say Ricardo Sanchez first fled Jamestown Police who attempted to stop his vehicle on Route 60 in Jamestown.
Troopers say Sanchez allegedly committed multiple traffic violations before they attempted to pull him over on County Route 380.
Police say the man failed to comply and continued driving on county roads through Ellicott, Gerry, Ellery and Stockton before coming to a stop after striking a deer.
Sanchez allegedly displayed multiple signs of drug impairment and was subsequently placed under arrest. Inside his car, police say they found nearly a dozen suboxone strips.
After evaluation by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert, it is alleged Sanchez was under the influence of a narcotic and cannabis.
He is charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Sanchez was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Stockton Court on a later date.