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CHASE ENDS WITH ARREST OF 2 IN BURGLARY ATTEMPT

Two Niagara County men were arrested on attempted burglary charges early Friday after a police chase through the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, state police said.

Troopers said the chase started after they received a call at 12:20 a.m. that a burglary was in progress at Smokin' Joe's gas station on Upper Mountain Road.

Niagara County sheriff's deputies and police from the towns of Lewiston and Niagara joined the chase, which ended when a car driven by Bradley O. Brayley, 44, of Chew Road, Sanborn, went into a ditch, troopers said.

State police said patrols pursued Brayley after they spotted his car in the Smokin' Joe's parking lot and Brayley drove off.

The car struck another vehicle and a police vehicle during the chase, troopers said.

Brayley was arrested, along with his passenger, Christopher Sandy, 20, of River Road, Niagara Falls, on charges of attempted third-degree burglary, attempted petit larceny and resisting arrest. Brayley also was charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, driving while intoxicated, and several vehicle and traffic violations.

Both men, who troopers said were treated and released at Mount St. Mary's Hospital for minor injuries, were arraigned by Town of Niagara Justice John P. Teixeira and sent to the Niagara County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each.

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