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NIAGARA FALLS – City police said they had to forcibly arrest a man fleeing the scene of a hit-and-run crash Saturday night.

A witness to the crash, which occurred in the area of Honey’s restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard, followed the alleged hit-and-run driver through several streets in the city’s LaSalle section, until police located the vehicle. The driver still refused to pull over for emergency vehicles, according to police reports, but finally stopped in the 8200 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard.

The driver was combative and refused to comply with police commands before being forcibly taken into custody, according to reports. Christopher M. Falbo, 50, complained as he was placed in handcuffs, saying, “All this over a hit-and-run?,” officers reported.

Falbo, of Portage Road, was charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest and following too closely.