Gonic man runs up slew of charges after running a stop sign

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GONIC - A 69-year-old Gonic man driving an unregistered vehicle likely turned a summons into an arrest on Tuesday when he refused to pull over during a traffic stop on a stop sign violation.

The arrest unfolded around 9:50 p.m. when an officer on patrol on Gonic Road noticed a vehicle not stop at a stop sign before entering the roadway.

Before the officer activated the emergency lights, the vehicle turned on its directional to turn into the Circle K. At this point the officer activated his emergency lights and started to pull behind the vehicle, however the vehicle's directional was then turned off and it turned back onto the road and accelerated away from the officer, Rochester Police Capt. Todd Pinkham said on Thursday.

A short distance later the vehicle put its directional on again and pulled into a driveway.

At that point, the driver got out and started approaching the officer's cruiser, prompting the officer to instruct the driver to get back in his vehicle.

Instead, "He started walking away from the vehicles and was not stopping as requested," Pinkham said.

The officer quickly caught up with the subject and began an arrest, which the male resisted by pulling his hands and arms away during the cuffing, Pinkham added.

Lloyd A. Cousins, of Gonic Road, was charged with disobeying an officer, resisting arrest, driving after suspension, unregistered vehicle, and a stop sign violation.

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