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I-86 Chase In Stolen Vehicle Leads To Charges

A stolen vehicle from Olean Hospital led to a traffic chase by New York State Police before they caught up with a 28-year-old Marcellus man.

Troopers out of Jamestown charged Zachary Barner with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle and driving while ability impaired by drugs on Thursday.

Cattaraugus County 911 advised all area patrols that a white 2007 Dodge Charger was just stolen from Olean General Hospital and that the suspect was Barner. Troopers observed the suspect vehicle on Interstate 86 in Red House and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to comply. The vehicle continued, driving in the shoulder and exiting the roadway multiple times as it fled from the Troopers, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff Deputies, New York State Parks Police and Salamanca Police.

The vehicle exited the interstate at Exit 20 and came to a stop. Barner was placed under arrest, the vehicle was turned over to the Olean Police Department and subsequently returned to the owner. Barner was transported to SP Jamestown, processed and issued appearance tickets. Barner is scheduled to appear in the town of Salamanca Court on a later date. Barner was then turned over to Olean Police for processing.

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