HAMBURG, NY - A man fled from the scene after crashing his vehicle on Old Lake Shore Road near Crescent Terrace at about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
Officers from the Hamburg Police Department said they followed him to a nearby beach but the man refused to stop for them. He kept right on walking into the waters of Lake Erie.
Police had called Air One for assistance and while the man was distracted, shouting imprecations at the helicopter operator, a Hamburg police officer grabbed him.
Charges are pending, a spokesman for the department said. It's believed alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.