Man arrested after car chase in Evans

Posted at 1:17 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 10:08:31-05

A man was taken into custody by the Hamburg Police Department after a vehicle chase and ground search late Thursday into Friday.

Hamburg Police tell 7 Eyewitness News Buffalo police were initially looking for this driver.   They issued a 'be on the lookout' and an officer in Hamburg spotted the car.  That Hamburg police officer started chasing the driver, who has not been named.  Police say the driver was going 98 miles per hour, at the height of the chase. 

Hamburg police officers eventually stopped the chase because of speed and other vehicle and traffic violations.  That's when we're told Evans police officers spotted the car.

Evans Police started to pursue a red vehicle in their jurisdiction just after 11 p.m. Thursday.  The vehicle broke away from police and later crashed at the intersection of Hardpan Road and Brant Farnham Road in Irving.  The driver fled on foot.

Deputies from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office began a ground search of the area on foot.  The sheriff’s K9 later found the man just after Midnight in a backyard a few houses away.

The man was taken into custody and first aid was called to evaluate what appeared to be a broken ankle.  He was later taken to the hospital by Farnham Fire Department’s ambulance.

No one from law enforcement was hurt.

There is no word on any charges.