BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) - A 42-year-old man has admitted he was drunk behind the wheel when he led police on a 40-mile chase in western New York last year.
The Daily News of Batavia reports that Ronald Worthington of Batavia pleaded guilty Thursday in Genesee County Court to reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
Worthington said he was drunk the night of Dec. 3 when he led police on a chase that began on the Thruway in Genesee County and continued west into neighboring Erie County. He made a U-turn at the toll barrier at Williamsville and drove east before ramming his car into a state police patrol vehicle in Batavia.
Police said Worthington reached speeds of up to 100 mph during the chase.
He's scheduled to be sentenced June 26.
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