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Brockport police investigating attempted assault on officer following chase

Brockport police are investigating whether or not a man assaulted one of their officers after racing away from a traffic stop.

BROCKPORT -- Brockport Police are investigating whether or not a man assaulted one of their officers after racing away from a traffic stop.

It happened early Sunday morning around 12:50 AM at the corner of Main Street and Monroe Avenue in Brockport.


The vehicle was stopped traveling south on Main Street for a loud exhaust pipe. When the officer approached the vehicle he saw there was an open can of "Twisted Tea," an alcoholic beverage, in the passenger seat.

Police say Brandon Antram, 25, appeared to be reaching in his glove compartment for his registration when he put his 1998 Honda Civic into gear and swung his vehicle around and fled westbound on Monroe Avenue.

As Antram swung his vehicle around, the officer was shoved backward.

That officer, along with another Brockport police officer who was with him at the time pursued Antram down Monroe Avenue. Antram then tuned into the east parking lot of the Tower of Fine Arts at 180 Holley Street.

Brockport police say they assume Antram could get out on Erie Street because he raced through the parking lot and hit a tree head on.

Celestino Mendez heard the crash nearby.

"The cops are yelling, get to the ground," Mendez said. "It was loud enough for us to think that it might have been a gunshot. Our first instinct was for us to run out of the house."

Antram then led police on a foot chase and was taken into custody behind 184 Erie Street.


Antram was transported to Strong Hospital and has been charged with DWI along with several other criminal, vehicle and traffic charges, according to police.

"One of the most dangerous parts of our job is traffic," said Sgt. Stephen Mesiti of the Brockport Police Department. "[Officer] learned a valuable lesson, always be ready for anything."


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