Driver Arrested After Cortland County Chase
A man faces several charges following a police pursuit in Cortland County.
Authorities say 31-year-old Michael Buchalla had been sought in connection with a disturbance that had occurred at his home in the Town of Summer Hill.
Cortland County sheriff's officers spotted Buchalla driving a sport utility vehicle on Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville Sunday night.
Investigators say when the officers tried to stop Buchalla, he led them on a short chase into the Town of Homer. He eventually was taken into custody at his residence on Lake Como Road.
Buchalla was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle. He also was charged with reckless driving and failing to stop at a stop sign.
He was arraigned in Cortlandville town court and sent to Cortland County Jail on $500 bail.
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