Driver gets second DWI in two weeks

COVINGTON — Two weeks after he was arrested in Genesee County on felony DWI charges, a Churchville man faces another felony after he led police on a high-speed chase while allegedly intoxicated, Wyoming County sheriff’s deputies said.

Andrew T. Pape, 31, was driving on Route 246 Friday when a deputy attempted to stop him for multiple equipment violations. When the deputy pulled onto the road, Pape fled at a high speed.

Deputies caught up to Pape, who drove off the road, through a yard and behind a house.

Deputies said Pape threw keys and alcohol containers from the car and was arrested a short time later without further incident.

Pape, who has a 2011 DWI conviction in Ogden, Monroe County, was charged with felony DWI, suspended registration, reckless driving, failure to stop while entering road, illegal window tint, unauthorized stickers on rear windshield, visibility distorted by broken glass, failure to comply with a lawful order, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driver’s view obstructed and open container.

He was released to a family member and is to appear next week in Town Court.

Pape on Sept. 18 was charged with felony DWI after he crashed his car on Jerico Road in Bergen. He also was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, suspended registration, moving from a lane unsafely and refusing a breath test.

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