Two men are in Yates County Jail following a high speed chase that started in the village of Penn Yan and reached speeds of over 100 mph Friday night.
Village police observed a car driven by 30 year old Daniel Romer, of Prattsburgh, traveling at almost three times the speed limit in Penn Yan around 8:30. As officers attempted to stop the car, Romer continued on State Route 54A in the town of Jerusalem at 100 mph plus. Officers say Romer was driving recklessly, swerving from lane to lane and almost striking oncoming cars. Police followed Romer into Branchport where he ran a red light at the intersection of Guyanoga Road and collided with another vehicle. He continued on and eventually got stuck in brush on a private road in the town of Jerusalem.
Romer was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana and other traffic violations. His passenger, 34 year old Christopher Shay, of Branchport, was charged with obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest.