LANCASTER, N.Y. (WIVB) — After failing to stop for State Police, 44-year-old John T. Armstrong is facing several vehicle and traffic charges.
New York State Police attempted to pull Armstrong over when they noticed he and his passenger were not wearing seat belts while driving in the Town of Lancaster.
Police say Armstrong cut through a Dunkin Donuts parking lot to avoid being stopped.
Armstrong also drove through two red lights and was seen talking on his cell phone.
After ignoring several attempts by police to pull him over, Armstrong then pulled into a parking lot where he was taken into custody.
The charges Armstrong is facing include failure to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving, fleeing an officer and going through red lights. He is also facing charges of 7th degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Armstrong remains in the Erie County Holding Center on $10,000 bail.