A Perrysburg man is behind bars Saturday after leading five police agencies in two counties on a wild chase that ended in his own driveway.
It all began shortly after midnight Saturday morning when Chautauqua County deputies stopped Michael D. Buthy, 32, on Route 39 in the Town of Sheridan. Deputies reported that while speaking with him, Buthy suddenly put his car in gear and sped away.
The chase led to Route 20, where state troopers joined in and set up spike strips to deflate the vehicle’s tires and bring it to a stop. But even with several punctured tires, Buthy kept on, until pulling into a driveway with deputies right behind.
But Buthy was not yet ready to be apprehended. Deputies said he rammed his car in reverse into the front of a sheriff’s patrol car, and then drove toward Route 39 and Cattaraugus County. It ended several miles away at Buthy’s Townline Road residence, where he was finally taken into custody.
Buthy was charged with second degree criminal mischief, second degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, speeding, and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. He was arraigned in Town of Sheridan Court and sent to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were assisted by the State Police, Cattaraugus County sheriff’s deputies, and officers from the Fredonia and Gowanda police departments.