posted on November 18, 2013 16:12
A Brockport man is hospitalized and facing charges after he flipped his car and tried to flee the scene of the accident.
Orleans County Sheriff’s deputies say 34-year-old Erich Baase was driving a 2001 Jeep SUV westbound on Route 31 in the Town of Murray at 11 yesterday morning when he failed to negotiate a turn.
The vehicle overturned and came a rest upside down in a drainage ditch.
Deputies say Baase fled from the wreckage to avoid the arrival of police and emergency responders. A State Police helicopter was even employed in the 45-minute hunt before Baase surrendered.
He is charged with Operating a Vehicle Without an Ignition Interlock Device and Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting. Additional charges are pending a blood test.
Baase was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with a head injury.