Man arrested after car and foot chase

By Chelsea Bishop

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Man arrested after car and foot chase

February 26, 2014 Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 8:17 AM EST

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Broome County Sheriff's Office arrested a town of Union man after a short car-pursuit and foot chase.

A deputy stopped a 2011 Ford Ranger pick-up truck after it didn't stop at a stop sign.

The driver of the truck gave a fake name, according to the sheriff's office.

When a second patrol car arrived on scene, the driver, later identified as 27-year-old David A. Wesser, sped away.

Deputies chased Wesser though the side streets of West Endicott, and finally stopped the vehicle when it met with a dead end.

Wesser got out of the truck and continued on foot until he was stopped and tasered by an Endicott Police officer.

Further investigation by deputies found an active warrant for Wesser's arrest by the Village of Johnson City Court in relation to a burglary in the 3rd degree.

Wesser was taken to the sheriff's office and charged with additional offenses and traffic violations.

He was then arraigned in the Town of Union Court and taken to the Broome County Jail.

Charges:
-Unlawfully fleeing a police officer, misdemeanor
-Resisting arrest, misdemeanor
-Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree, misdemeanor
-Reckless endangerment 2nd degree, misdemeanor
-Unlawful possession of marijuana, violation
-Aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree, misdemeanor
-Reckless driving, misdemeanor
-Speeding, violation
-Failure to stop as required at stop sign (4 counts), violation

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