• Unlawful Fleeing Arrest - Lehnortt
    Posted On: Sep 24, 2014
    Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the arrest of Jason Lehnortt, 37 of North Collins after a brief pursuit by a Deputy.
    While on patrol, the license plate reader on Deputy Van Wie’s vehicle indicated that a passing vehicle was being operated with a suspended registration.  When the Deputy turned around to investigate the vehicle, the driver accelerated and attempted to flee.  Deputy Van Wie was successful in stopping the vehicle and after a short pursuit.  Upon performing a DMV check on the driver, it was determined that Lehnortt was operating the vehicle with 7 active suspensions and 2 different revocations on his New York State driver’s license.
    Lehnortt’s license was suspended twice for failing to pay child support, once for a DWI, twice for failing to pay a fine and failure to answer 2 court summons in the Town of Eden.  Including the suspensions Lehnortt’s license was revoked for a DWI and failure to submit to a chemical test.
    Lehnortt was arrested and charged with Unlawful Fleeing of a Police Officer, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a vehicle and three traffic violations.  Lehnortt was taken to the Erie County Holding Center and is being held on $250 bail.

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