Two men were sent to jail Monday after leading police on a brief car chase through Jamestown and allegedly trying to deceive officers about who was driving the car.
According to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department, a deputy spotted a speeding vehicle on East Second Street at about 1:30 a.m. When the deputy tried to stop the vehicle, it sped away.
After a brief pursuit, the vehicle pulled over, and the deputy said he saw the driver hop into the back seat, while the passenger slid over into the driver's seat.
Police said Chris Goodway, 42, of Jamestown, and Charles Strickland Jr., 17, of South Dayton, were both intoxicated. Goodway was charged with a number of offenses including speeding, failing to comply and felony driving while intoxicated.
Strickland was charged with unlicensed operation, DWI and refusing to take a chemical test. Both men were then taken to Ellicott Town Court.
Goodway allegedly began fighting with Ellicott police officers and, after he was restrained, was charged with obstruction of governmental administration.
Both men were being held in lieu of $1,000 bail.