WARSAW - A four-time ex-convict was arrested and jailed after a two-county high-speed chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph Monday afternoon.
The chase ended in the village of Warsaw, where the suspect ditched the car on Reid Avenue and was arrested a short time later walking on Route 19 with his passenger.
David P. Haka, 56, of Scottsville was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, a Class D felony punishable by up to seven years, and misdemeanor counts of unlawful fleeing a police officer and reckless driving.
The charges were filed by state police, which picked up the chase as it entered Wyoming County about 2:30 p.m.
The chase began in Bethany with Genesee County sheriff’s deputies attempting to stop Haka, who sped away onto East Bethany-Le Roy Road, onto Transit and into Middlebury after deputies called off the chase.
Trooper James O’Callaghan said a trooper saw the car in the village of Wyoming and heading south on Transit.
The chase was terminated in the town of Warsaw, he said.
From witness reports, the car passed through a work zone with workers at a high speed, resulting in the felony charge, O’Callaghan said.
The car was later found abandoned on Reid Avenue in the village of Warsaw.
Police Chief Peter Hoffmeister said he and some of his officers, along with Wyoming deputies and state police then saw two people walking down Main Street, where they were taken into custody without incident.
The passenger, a woman, was not charged, though an investigation is continuing.
The car was impounded and was not believed to be stolen, police said.
Haka will likely face numerous more charges in Genesee and Wyoming county towns.