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A man was arrested early Saturday after Orchard Park police said he patronized a prostitute and let her use his vehicle that was later involved in a hit-and-run crash involving another vehicle in Cheektowaga.

Kevin P. Elinski, 48, of Orchard Park, was charged at 12:15 a.m. with falsely reporting an incident and third-degree patronizing a prostitute.

Police said Elinski reported the unauthorized use of his 2003 Chevrolet pickup when he knew it had been in the Cheektowaga crash, which resulted in injuries, and that he had allowed the prostitute to use it.

Orchard Park and Cheektowaga police are investigating the incident, which occurred about 10 p.m. Friday. The injuries resulting from the accident were not serious, police said.

Elinski was released after posting $200 bail.

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