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A free ride turns ends in prison for Buffalo ATV driver

Buffalo Police Department
The ATV ridden by Cornelius Caddale was impounded by police after the Juneteenth incident.

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to  1 1/2-3 years in prison, after running over and dragging a Buffalo Police officer who was trying to ticket him.

Cornelius Caddale, 41, was illegally driving an all-terrain vehicle on city streets during Buffalo's Juneteenth Festival, near Fillmore Avenue and Best Street, last year. A bicycle patrol officer attempted to stop the ATV, but was struck, then dragged about 15'.

The officer suffered road rash and a back injury, but subsequently returned to work. Caddale as stopped by police several blocks away.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.
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