BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Deputies say it wasn't difficult to track down the operators of a rented vehicle after they fled when it crashed into a parked car.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office was conducting a checkpoint on 15th Street in Buffalo Wednesday around 6 p.m. when a car turned away in an attempt to evade authorities. Deputies pursued and say the vehicle turned onto York Street, where the vehicle struck a parked car. The occupants then fled on foot.
Deputies discovered the car was rented, and after investigating, determined 32-year-old Vernon Jefferson and 35-year-old Harshaun Jefferson were operating the vehicle. Buffalo Police caught up to the suspects and then turned them over to deputies.
Both are charged with resisting arrest and obstruction. Vernon is also facing multiple vehicle and traffic charges, including leaving the scene of a property damage only accident, unlawfully fleeing the police in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, not wearing a seatbelt and reckless endangerment.
Deputies say more charges could be pending.
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