ALBION – A Middleport man was hit with slew of charges after he sideswiped an oncoming car, causing his own vehicle to flip over, and then tried to flee on foot early Wednesday, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office said,
Shortly after midnight, Dennis S. Biaselli, 38, who was driving a 2001 Buick Century, was westbound on Route 31 when his car crossed the center line and sideswiped an eastbound 1997 Subaru Legacy, driven by Gail M. Kossner.
Kossner’s car spun around and ran off the south side of the road. She was not injured.
Biaselli’s vehicle also went off the south side of the road and then overturned, landing upside down. He apparently managed to get out of the car on his own and fled on foot, officials said.
Deputies, assisted by a Medina police K-9 officer, tracked him north to the Erie Canal, and found Biaselli walking on a bridge.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and “numerous other traffic offenses,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
He was arraigned in town court and was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 16.