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Rome man accused of forcing troopers off road with a log skidder

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A Rome man is facing charges after state police say he ran police off the road with a log skidder.

Police say they were dispatched to a home on Cemetery Road in Rome for a domestic dispute on Wednesday.

While heading there, troopers say they were advised the suspect, Charles D. Anken III, 43, was chasing his father with a log skidder. Troopers say they saw both vehicles on Pennystreet Road, and were forced off the road by the log skidder.

After a slow-speed chase, police say Anken went off the road and abandoned the skidder in the woods. He was then located and taken into custody.

Anken was charged with reckless endangerment and DWI, He was taken to the Oneida County Jail.

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