Ripley Man Accused Of Fleeing Deputies During Traffic Stop

RIPLEY –  A Ripley man allegedly fled deputies in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Route 76 Friday afternoon, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.
Robert N. Best, 77, reportedly parked his vehicle on private property during the stop. Best allegedly refused to leave the scene after receiving the initial citation. Deputies reportedly advised Best that his vehicle would be towed if he didn’t remove it from the property.
Best was reportedly advised to remain in his vehicle until further direction after he allegedly became uncooperative and refused to remove his vehicle from the property.
Best allegedly fled as deputies worked to investigate the incident. He was later apprehended at a residence in Ripley after he was allegedly combative physically with deputies.
Best was transported to the Lakeshore Hospital, where he was released with appearance tickets on several charges, including resisting arrest. Best is schedule to appear in Town of Ripley Court at a later date.