Man Who Allegedly Fled Deputies In Northern Chautauqua County Arrested

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BROCTON, NY (WNY News Now) – A man who allegedly led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit in northern Chautauqua County this week has been arrested.

The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office accused 31-year-old Brandon Vangiesen of fleeing deputies when they tried to pull over his Dodge Challenger for a traffic violation in Brocton on Wednesday.

During what is described as a short pursuit, the driver ended up striking a guardrail before crashing onto a lawn on South Swede Road, a dead-end drive.

Deputies said Vangiesen then exited his vehicle and ran towards a brush line where he was positively identified by law enforcement.

A search, which was conducted by deputies and the Sheriff K-9 was later discontinued after not locating the suspect. That’s when a warrant was issued.

On Friday, Sheriff’s Deputies say Vangiesen was arrested at a residence on Rt 380 in Portland. He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail and will be arraigned at centralized arraignment.

He faces a slew of charges including unlawfully fleeing police officer in motor vehicle, fail to comply with lawful order, aggravated unlicensed operation, reckless driving, fail to stop at stop sign, no windshield, leaving scene of property damage accident, uninspected motor vehicle, speed not reasonable and prudent, improper passing, operating without insurance.


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