COLDSPRING — A South Dayton man faces charges after reportedly chasing another vehicle following an accident, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office reported March 31.

Victor E. Netzel, 43, was charged at 12:49 p.m. March 27 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor; third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor; failure to yield right-of-way to an emergency vehicle and unsafe backing, infractions.

According to police, deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at Crosby’s Convenience Store in Randolph. There were also reports of a man assaulting another man. Both vehicles reportedly left the scene before deputies arrived, one allegedly chasing the other westbound on Route 394.

The alleged victim of the assault then called 911 to report the location of both vehicles. Deputies caught up with both vehicles on Interstate 86 eastbound shortly before Exit 17.

Deputies attempted to stop the alleged suspect’s vehicle, as the driver reportedly failed to yield. After exiting I-86 at Exit 17, Netzel pulled over after receiving verbal orders from a pursuing deputy.

During a search of Netzel’s vehicle, deputies allegedly found two glass pipes with a suspected residue of methamphetamine.

Netzel was processed and released with a ticket to appear in court at a later date.

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