Man led police on 110 mph chase


WARSAW — A Java man is facing multiple charges after an Aug. 19 motorcycle chase which exceeded 110 mph, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

A deputy and a Warsaw village police officer tried to stop Darryl J. Offhaus, 23, at 2:58 a.m. for a traffic violation. He allegedly accelerated immediately when the officer activated his emergency lights.

Offhaus traveled southbound on Main Street at speeds faster than 110 mph, deputies said. He then continued south on Route 19 and turned west onto Miller Road.

Police lost sight of him and continued to check the area. They found Offhaus and his motorcycle shortly afterward, discovering that he had been in an accident on Miller Road.

Offhaus was evaluated by Gainesville rescue personnel. He was taken by Monroe Ambulance to Erie County Medial Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies suspected Offhaus was impaired by alcohol at the time of the accident. They went to the hospital where he allegedly refused a blood test.

His drivers license was found to be revoked due to a previous DWI conviction.

Offhaus was charged by deputies with felony DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, third-degree unlawfully fleeing police in a motor vehicle, operating outside ignition interlock restrictions, reckless driving, refusal to submit to a breath test, failure to comply with a lawful order, speeding 110 mph in a 45 mph speed sone, failure to keep right, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving an uninspected motor vehicle, driving without insurance, and improper plates.

He was additionally charged with traffic violations by Warsaw village police.

Offhaus is to appear in Village Court at a later date.

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