ITHACA, N.Y. — A 21-year-old man from Candor is facing a misdemeanor charge and tickets in several jurisdictions after allegedly leading police on a chase from Route 96 in Candor to Ithaca. Police said they eventually caught up with him on Route 79 after he ran out of gas.

In a news release Thursday, New York State Police said Frank K. Kilanowski, 21, of Candor, was charged with unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and several traffic tickets. State police said at about 2 a.m. Feb. 4, officers observed that Kilanowski’s car had an equipment violation and tried to make a traffic stop. But, they said Kilanowski accelerated to a high rate of speed to flee officers. Police said the pursuit was “terminated for safety” once his vehicle entered the Town of Ithaca.

However, police said they were able to locate Kilanowski on Route 79 just east out of Ithaca slowing down to a stop as he had run out of gas.

Police said he was taken into custody without incident. He was later released on appearance tickets to the Town of Candor Court on Feb. 11, and also had tickets in the towns of Danby, Ithaca, and Richford.

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