Chase suspect faces more charges


BERGEN — New charges have been filed against an Erie County man who led police on a three-county chase late last month.

Patrick T. Fuhr, 61, of Cheektowaga was charged with reckless driving, obstruction of governmental administration, failure to signal, no registration and aggravated unlicensed operation.

The charges were filed in Bergen Town Court.

Genesee County sheriff’s deputies said they tried to “make contact with” Furh while in Bergen and that he fled the scene.

Fuhr had already eluded police in Livingston County, where a chase began the night of Jan. 29. Fuhr continued into Genesee County and through several towns before entering the city of Batavia.

He allegedly went through a stop sign and a pursuit began, at times reaching speeds of more than 100 mph as Fuhr fled to the town of Batavia and into Pembroke.

State police picked up the chase into Erie County and, eventually, onto the state Thruway before Fuhr was finally stopped.

Fuhr faces charges in three counties for the chase. Last week, Fuhr was charged in Batavia for the chase.

Fuhr is a three-time convicted felon who has been on a tear on area roads since November. On Nov. 16, Fuhr was found passed out behind the wheel in Livingston; two days later he crashed in Perry, sending his minivan down a steep ravine. He faces drugged-driving charges for both those cases.

And on Dec. 13, Fuhr rolled his car in the town of Cuba.

He remains in jail pending appearances in several courts for the three-county chase.

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