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Cheektowaga town justice issues maximum sentence following car chase

A Cheektowaga town justice has imposed the maximum 30-day jail sentence following a guilty plea by a Buffalo man involved in a high-speed chase with Cheektowaga police in early March.

Town Justice Paul S. Piotrowski sentenced Sergio Jacobs, 26, of Sterling Avenue, Buffalo, in connection with the chase that started at about 3:55 a.m. March 6.

Jacobs was driving on Genesee Street, near the airport, when Officer Daniel Clifford attempted to stop his vehicle for insufficient tail lights. Police say Jacobs, who was driving a stolen car, refused to stop and ran several red lights on Genesee Street at excessive speeds.

He later was arrested on a warrant and charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, reckless driving, speeding and other violations, police said.