Cassadaga Man Leads Police On High-Speed Motorcycle Chase

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STOCKTON — A Cassadaga man is facing a slew of charges this morning in three different townships afer leading police on a high-speed motorcycle chase Friday night.

On Friday, at approximately 10:16 p.m., Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle in the town of Stockton for an observed traffic violation.

Upon initiating the traffic stop, the motorcycle reportedly failed to comply, resulting in a vehicle pursuit. The motorcycle and it’s operator were located a short time later in the town of Gerry.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as Anthony M. Digangi, 28, of Cassadaga. Digangi was taken into custody and charged with obstruction of second-degree governmental administration, third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, speed in 55 mph zone, operating without insurance, unregistered motorcycle, unlicensed operator, no motorcycle plate, failure to comply with a lawful order, moving from lane unsafely, failing to keep right, driving to the left of pavement markings and speed in zone.

Digangi was arraigned in the town of Charlotte for the towns of Charlotte, Stockton and Gerry. Digangi was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail on $10,000/$20,000 for each township.

Digangi will appear in court at a later date to answer to his charges.