Hornell Police: Wellsville Man Takes Police On High Speed Chase

February 4, 2017


HORNELL, NY – Hornell Police report that at about 8:30pm on Friday night, Officers Brett Flaitz and Pete McDaniels attempted to pull over Kelly Baker, 47, of Route 19, Wellsville, while Baker was driving on West Main Street in Hornell.  The Hornell Police were doing a specialized DWI enforcement assignment, and say that Kelly Baker refused to pull over, and instead, began what turned into a high speed chase through Hornell, Almond, Alfred-Station, Andover, and Wellsville.  Police say the chase finally ended there in Wellsville, however, not until after Kelly Baker struck two law enforcement vehicles: one was a Hornell Police vehicle, the other was an Allegany County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.

The charges against Baker are: DWI, operating a vehicle with .08 or more in Blood Alcohol Content, speeding, failure to comply, unlawfully fleeing a police officer, open container of alcohol inside a motor vehicle and insufficient headlamp.

The law enforcement agencies who assisted Hornell Police, are New York State Police, Andover Police, Wellsville Police, the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Officials say that no one was hurt during the chase or the accidents.