Erie County sheriff's deputies plan to file a host of charges against a driver who fled from a traffic stop, dragged a sheriff's deputy with his vehicle and then eluded a police chase by driving his vehicle into a wooded area early today.
A search by several police agencies, including the sheriff's helicopter, failed to locate the subject. An arrest warrant will be sought charging the driver with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, reckless endangerment and numerous traffic charges, deputies said.
The driver was stopped for speeding at about 1 a.m. while heading south on Route 400 in the Town of Elma. But the driver fled from the scene, dragging Deputy David Zamorek for a short distance.
Zamorek was not seriously hurt.
The chase continued south on the 400, onto Jamison Road and Schultz Road before the driver eluded police by driving off into the wooded area.