NIAGARA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A 19-year-old is facing several charges following a high-speed chase that ended in Grand Island early Sunday morning, according to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say the chase began just after 3:30 a.m. Sunday when they tried to stop 19-year-old Vito Wojick of Niagara Falls after he allegedly failed to stop at a red light at Military Road and Porter Packard. It is alleged that Wojick fled at a high rate of speed southbound onto I-190 and continued onto Grand Island after getting off of I-190.
They say the pursuit ended at a residence on the 300 block of Orchard Road in Grand Island as Wojick fled on foot into a home.
Wojick was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se – above .08%, unlawful fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, obstruction of governmental administration, reckless driving and several traffic violations.
He was remanded to the Niagara County Correctional Facility for arraignment.
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