Man sentenced in Rome log skidder chase

In February 2019, Anken was driving his log-skidder while under-the-influence.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 7:40 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 8:46 AM

ROME, N.Y. -- The Rome man who lead State Police an local authorities on a lengthy slow-speed chase on a log-skidder, has been sentenced. 

Charles Anken, 43 of Rome, was sentenced to one and a half to three years in prison. 

In February 2019, Anken was driving his log-skidder while under-the-influence.

He led police on a chase that lasted for several hours. State Police say he chased his father's pickup truck with the skidder, right before he drove off into a wooded area, abandoning it. 

Part of that chase was caught on cell phone video. 

Anken was apparently in a dispute with a family member right before the chase. 

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