NEWFIELD, N.Y. — A man is facing charges in Newfield after police say he fled from officers in a vehicle, which eventually got stuck in the snow on railroad tracks.

Nathan R. Nehrbass, 35, of Elmira, was allegedly driving a black GMC pickup truck at 3:23 a.m. Sunday on Seely Hill Road. When police tried to pull the vehicle over, officers said he fled from them and drove his vehicle onto railroad tracks off of Hillview Road in the town of Danby.

Police said the truck eventually got stuck in the snow and the driver and a passenger fled on foot.

Deputies were eventually able to chase down Nehrbass and the passenger.

Lt. Dan Donahue, of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, said in an email that Nehrbass’ license was revoked and the man had a warrant out for his arrest for a different incident.

According to reports, Nehrbass also previously led police on a chase through a cornfield back in April 2014 when he refused to pull over. Police said at the time that he was found with stolen property and was unlicensed when the chase took place.

Nehrbass was charged with third-degree unlawful fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and multiple vehicle and traffic law violations.  He was arraigned in the town of Ulysses Court where he was remanded don $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond. He is no longer in custody.

Jolene Almendarez

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