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MOTORIST FACES SEVERAL CHARGES

A Jamestown man faces a string of charges after he was pulled over for speeding Sunday, and then ran from Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies, authorities said.

Deputies said they spotted the auto speeding on Washington Street at 3:30 a.m. but when they tried to pull it over, the car made a right turn onto 17th Street.

The driver, Jamie A. Clifton, 18, of 133 Crescent St. was charged with driving while intoxicated. When deputies put wrist restraints on him and tried to put him in the patrol car, Clifton pulled away and ran but was caught a short distance away, deputies said.

Deputies said they took Clifton back to the patrol car, where he tried to pull away again, kicked a deputy and yelled for his passenger to help him.

In addition to the drunken-driving charge, Clifton is charged with third-degree escape, resisting arrest, speeding and driving without a license, insurance or a seat belt. He was sent to Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail.

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