Celoron Man Jailed After Multi-Agency Police Chase Leads To Crash

A Celoron man was jailed early Saturday after a multi-agency police chase that began in Jamestown and ended in a crash in Ellicott.

Michael G. Newman, 36, was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail without bail on several charges, including drunken driving and aggravated unlicensed operation. The incident began shortly after midnight Saturday when sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle make several traffic violations in Jamestown. The vehicle, operated by Newman, then reportedly fled the area, leaving the city and entering the town of Ellicott.

Joining the pursuit were officers from the State Police, Ellicott Police Department and Lakewood-Busti Police Department.

Newman’s vehicle crashed in Ellicott, though a specific location was not immediately identified Saturday by the Sheriff’s Office in a news release.

Newman was taken into custody and charged with felony DWI for having a previous conviction within the last 10 years, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, failure to comply with police, operating without an ignition interlock device, reckless driving, refusal of a pre-screen breath test and other traffic violations.

The Celoron man was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court and remanded to County Jail.