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Buffalo man pleads guilty in attempt to run over police officers

A Buffalo man faces up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to attempting to run over two Buffalo Police officers during an ice storm, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

Kenneth Pringle, 24, of Dodge Street, pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted assault before Supreme Court Judge Christopher J. Burns, the District Attorney's Office said.

According to the District Attorney's Office, on Dec. 18, 2016, Officer Stephen Mikac attempted to pull over Pringle after Pringle was seen driving a car with an expired inspection sticker, but instead of stopping, Pringle led the officer on a car chase in an ice storm.

Pringle became stuck in traffic at Best Street and Masten Avenue, and Mikac got out of his car and came toward Pringle’s car, the District Attorney's Office said. Two other officers, Vincent Judge and Brian Connors, arrived, and Pringle turned his car, accelerated and drove at the two officers, the District Attorney's Office said.

Pringle led police on a car chase to his home where he was apprehended, the District Attorney's Office said.

Sentencing has been set for Dec. 19, officials said.

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