Jamestown Man Facing Several Charges Following Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – A 35-year-old Jamestown man faces a slew of charges after allegedly fleeing police in a stolen vehicle on Monday.

Around 2:30 p.m., an officer of the Jamestown Police Department observed a white pick-up truck in the area of Falconer Street and James Avenue that had been reported stolen.

In an attempt to flee, officers accused Douglas Parsons of driving over the sidewalk and into the grass on Falconer Street.

Parsons, police say, refused to stop for the officer after emergency lights and sirens were activated and continued on Falconer Street towards Curtis Street.

On Curtis Street, leaving Jamestown towards Gerry, Parsons then turned back onto Route 60 heading back towards Jamestown and I-86. Parsons then struck another motorist in a sideswipe collision on Rt. 60 south of Horton Road.

He was taken into custody and later charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal possession of stolen property in the 3rd degree, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in the 3rd degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, driving while intoxicated (drugs), aggravated unlicensed operator in the 2nd degree, fail to maintain lane, failed to stop at stop sign, speed not reasonable and prudent, and is currently held pending arraignment.

There were no injuries as a result of the accident.


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