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2017-10-12 / Local News

EA Police: Man arrested after attempting to flee traffic stop

A Hanover man is facing charges after East Aurora police say he tried to flee following a traffic stop.

Police say Michael Carreras, 33, was stopped by an officer around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 for a loud muffler and a suspended license, while driving on Route 20 at Reiter Road.

The officer said he approached Carreras’ SUV, and Carreras confessed to driving with a suspended license, and claimed he didn’t have any identification with him. The officer asked Carreras to shut off his engine and exit the vehicle. Authorities say Carreras refused and drove away while swearing at the officer.

The officer, along with an Erie County Sheriff’s deputy, followed Carreras to a business on Route 20A, where Carreras exited his car, but according to police, still refused to comply with the officer’s orders. Police say they attempted to pepper spray him, but because of the weather conditions, the spray fell back on the officers and Carreras ran into a building on the property. Officers were able to catch Carreras and arrest him, according to authorities.

Upon further inspection of Carreras’ vehicle, officers said they discovered a small amount of marijuana and a large survival knife. Carreras is facing several charges including resisting arrest, second degree obstructing governmental administration and third degree fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, according to police.

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