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OLEAN – A 17-year-old Salamanca resident was held in the Cattaraugus County Jail after state troopers caught him in a brief foot chase in a field off Route 219 in the Town of Carrollton shortly after midnight today.

The suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was charged with a Leandra’s Law drunken driving count for having a young child in his car when he allegedly drove off the roadway and fled. He was also charged with fleeing a police officer, endangering the welfare of a child and numerous traffic violations.

He was remanded to the county jail in lieu of $1,500 bail pending further proceedings in Carrolltown Town Court.

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