Two Buffalo men were arrested on charges of hit-and-run and resisting arrest after they allegedly avoided a traffic stop about 6 p.m. Wednesday on 15th street and then their car struck a parked car on York Street, according to Erie County sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies said they tried to stop Vernon Jefferson, 32, and Harshaun Jefferson, 35, after they noticed that neither man was wearing a seat belt. Buffalo police said they captured both of them after they ran from their car on York Street.
Both were remanded to the Erie County Holding Center on resisting arrest and obstruction charges. Jefferson was also charged with multiple vehicle and traffic counts including leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unlawfully fleeing the police in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, not wearing a seatbelt and reckless endangerment. The home addresses of the suspects were not disclosed.