BATAVIA — An Albion man faces felony charges after he drove from the scene of a domestic dispute and then crashed into a utility pole and ran last Tuesday night, Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies were called to a report of a domestic dispute in the village of Oakfied about 11:30 p.m. When they were on their way to the scene, dispatchers told them that the suspect had left in a car and was seen driving south on South Pearl Street.

As deputies drove to Oakfield they came across a crash on Downey Road, where a car had slammed into a telephone pole, shearing it in half. The driver was not in the car but was found a short time later.

Robert C. Paris, 31, of West Lee Road, was found to be driving while intoxicated.

Paris, formerly of Batavia, has at least two previous DWI convictions within 10 years. He was charged with felony DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, moving from a lane unsafely, refusing a breath test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, inadequate lights and speed not reasonable and prudent.

He was arraigned in Town Court and released to appear again Oct. 26.

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