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Pursuit Leads To Charges For Gerry Man

GERRY — A high-speed pursuit that began in Jamestown led to numerous charges for a Gerry man late Saturday.

At 11:46 p.m. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were attempting to assist the Jamestown Police Department by locating a suspect vehicle involved in an altercation in the city of Jamestown. Deputies did locate the suspect vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed away from the city on Allen Street in the city.

Upon trying to stop the vehicle the suspect failed to comply with lights and sirens and increased his speed. The pursuit continued on to the Towns of Ellicott, Poland, and Gerry.

The pursuit did come to a stop in the town of Gerry after spike strips were both deployed and effective. The operator was taken into custody and identified as 32-year-old Aaron T. Monroe of Gerry. Upon further investigation it was discovered that Monroe was also operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Monroe was charged with DWI, DWI per se, failure to comply, two counts of speeding in zone, refusal of prescreen breath test, fail to stop at stop sign, passing a red signal, three counts of failing to use designated lane, improper signal and failure to keep right.

Monroe was later issued tickets to appear in all towns involved and turned over to Jamestown Police to answer for his charges there stemming from the original incident.

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