Only in central New York! A Rome man is facing charges after he forced State Police cruisers off the road with a log skidder.

State Police were dispatched to a residence on Cemetery Road in Rome Wednesday for reports of a domestic dispute between father and son.

Photo Credit - New York State Police
Photo Credit - New York State Police

Troopers were notified that the suspect, 43-year-old Charles David Anken III, was chasing his father, who was driving his pickup truck, in a log skidder.

Troopers located both vehicles traveling north on Pennystreet Road and were forced off the road by the skidder.

A low-speed chase ensued and Anken III eventually abandoned the skidder in the woods after driving through a field.

Anken was eventually taken into custody and charged with reckless endangerment, DWI and several other traffic violations.

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