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Information courtesy of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office
Just before 2 a.m. Monday, Deputy Westmorland attempted to initiate a traffic stop for several vehicle and traffic law infractions. A vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle fled through the Town of Niagara and into the City of Niagara Falls, where the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck an apartment building on the corner of Cayuga Drive and Mang Avenue.
The outside wall where the vehicle struck the building pushed into a bedroom of the apartment. A male sleeping in the bedroom was uninjured. Both the driver and passenger then fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Deputy Westmorland took the driver into custody.
The driver was subsequently charged with several vehicle and traffic charges, including reckless driving, as well as penal law charges; unlawful fleeing a police officer in the third degree; reckless endangerment in the second degree; criminal mischief in the fourth
degree; resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration in the second degree.
He was processed at the Niagara County Correctional Facility and then released on an appearance ticket.