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Reckless south county ride leads to charges

NORTH HARMONY — A Lakewood man is facing charges after taking a dangerous ride that put a number of motorists at risk.

At about 10:47 p.m. Friday, Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle complaint on Route 394. Through an investigation, it is alleged that Joshua J. Anderson, 39, recklessly endangered multiple individuals through his actions while operating a motor vehicle and intentionally backing his vehicle into another multiple times that caused vehicle and property damage.

Anderson was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree criminal mischief, reckless endangerment of property, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, unsafe backing, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle and moving from lane unsafely.

He was transported to Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.

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