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Geneva suspect arrested after crashing into house, running away from scene

A Geneva man is facing multiple charges after police say he crashed his car into a home and then ran away when a patrol cruiser began following him.
Geneva (WSYR-TV) – A Geneva man is facing multiple charges after police say he crashed his car into a home and then ran away when a patrol cruiser began following him.

Police say when an officer turned his car around to pull Jalil Hernandez over for traffic violations, the suspect drove off.

After crashing his car into a home on Munson Avenue in Geneva, however, the 19-year-old ran away from the scene, police said.

It took police approximately an hour to find Hernandez and take him into custody.

Police charged Hernandez with:

  • Multiple traffic violations
  • Felony DWI
  • Felony aggravated DWI
  • Unlawfully fleeing a police officer
  • Reckless driving
One officer injured his hand while chasing Hernandez.

On Thursday morning, police said Hernandez was awaiting arraignment.
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