New video of police chasing man accused of driving log skidder drunk in Rome

State police say the operator of the machine ran a trooper off the road.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:22 PM

ROME, N.Y. -- New video of police chasing a man on a log skidder just outside of Rome has come in from a viewer.

Jake Tapia captured footage on his cell phone in Westernville.

State police say the operator of the machine ran a trooper off the road, and when he was finally stopped, he ran into a wooded area.

Charles David Anken III is charged with reckless endangerment, DWI and several other vehicle and traffic violations.

The chase started when police were called to a domestic disturbance at his house.

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