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Batavia man charged with fleeing police, drug possession

BATAVIA — A 27-year-old man faces multiple charges after state police said he fled from a traffic stop Sunday and drug residue was found in his vehicle.

Troopers said they tried to pull over Eric J. Flowers on Seven Springs Road but Flowers did not stop for more than a mile. Flowers pulled into a driveway where he exited the vehicle and ran into nearby woods, police said in a news release.

Troopers chased him into the woods and arrested him with the use of a stun gun, the release stated.

Items with marijuana and heroin residue were found in Flowers’ vehicle, according to police.

Flowers was charged with DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of marijuana, second-degree assault and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, as well as several traffic infractions. Police said Flowers refused a test to determine his blood alcohol content.

After an arraignment in Batavia City Court, Flowers was sent to Genesee County Jail without bail.