The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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June 12, 2013

Police chase car through village

Medina Journal-Register — A traffic stop turned into a car chase Friday night.

Medina Police on patrol, while acting on a tip from a citizen near Starr Street, found and caught up to a car driven by a man suspected of drunk driving on South Main Street.

According to the police report, the officer on patrol stopped the car on East Oak Orchard Street near the Orient Street intersection. Upon getting out of the patrol car and walking to the suspected vehicle, the vehicle took off.

The chase led police through the Village of Medina and into the Town of Shelby, where the suspect eventually stopped his car on Crane Street, and then got out and ran from police, the report said.

The pursuing officer ran down the suspect and apprehended him.

When all was said and done, police charged David Vernon Twiss, 22, of 720 Main Street with a host of violations.

Twiss was charged with driving while intoxicated-first offense, operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol level of .08 percent or more, driving without a license, speeding in a speed zone, failure to keep right, reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to yield, and numerous other violations. He was also charged with unlawful fleeing of a police officer in a motor vehicle in the third degree.

Police said other charges may still be filed.

Medina Police were assisted by New York State Police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department during the pursuit.

Twiss was arraigned in Shelby Town Court and was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear again at a later date.

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