SHERIDAN- A Perrysburg man is behind bars following a high-speed chase that spanned two counties.
Chautauqua County Sheriff's deputies pulled over Michael Buthy, 32, of Perrysburg at 12:05 a.m. Saturday for speeding on Route 39 in Sheridan. While speaking with deputies, Buthy put his vehicle in gear and pulled away, police said.
Deputies began to pursue Buthy and he lead deputies to Route 20 where New York State Police deployed spike strips to deflate the vehicle tires in an attempt to get it to stop. Multiple tires were deflated, but the vehicle continued on for a short distance before pulling into a driveway. Deputies pulled behind the vehicle, at which time Buthy allegedly put his vehicle into reverse and struck the front of a sheriff's car, causing damage. He then drove away and began heading back to Route 39 towards Cattaraugus County. The chase continued into Cattaraugus County, eventually leading back to Buthy's residence on Townline Road in Perrysburg, where he was taken into custody. He was arraigned in Sheridan Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail.
Buthy was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and numerous other traffic tickets
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the New York State Police, Fredonia police, Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office and Gowanda Police.