JAMESTOWN – State Police identified the suspect who was allegedly drunk when he caused three separate accidents during a frantic 15-minute period on Friday.
The series of accidents started in the city around 7:15 pm
Authorities said Ramon Pando, 29, Jamestown, struck a vehicle on the corner of Hallock St and Fairmount Ave. around but left the scene.
Several witnesses from that accident tailed Pando as they called for help, according to county dispatch.
Pando continued westbound on Fairmount Ave. causing two more wrecks.
A well-placed source said Pando then ran out of gas in the area of Warwick and Fairmount and was taken into custody.
In that first incident, Craig Underwood, 66, Jamestown, and Kentucky resident, 41-year-old Jennifer Hamilton, were taken to UPMC Chautauqua WCA hospital via ambulance.
Hamilton, who police said is pregnant, was transported for precautionary reasons.
Police didn’t release any further information about the two accidents in the Town of Ellicott.
Pando was arraigned in Ellicott Town Court on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated (misdemeanor), reckless driving, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and several other traffic violations.
Pando was remanded to Chautauqua County Jail following the arraignment.