The accident occurred when police attempted to stop the man for the illegal use of an All-Terrian Vehicle.

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According to a report by WKBW, a 41-year old Buffalo man by the name of Cornelius J. Caddale will spend up to 3 years in a New York State prison for hitting and dragging a Buffalo Police Officer on an ATV during the 2019 Juneteeth Festival.

Caddale fled from police when they attempted to ticket him for the illegal use of the ATV. As he tried to drive away, Caddale ran over an officer and dragged him for approximately 15 feet. Caddale did not stop until he was apprehended several blocks away.

This event was one of what seemed like a long string of all-terrain vehicle incidents that have happened between 2019 and 2020.

This, of course, includes the infamous ATV crash where a young Buffalo woman crashed her ATV into the side of a building in North Buffalo.

No person shall operate an ATV on any public lands, waters and property other than a highway, except that an ATV may be operated on any such lands which have been designated and posted for travel by ATVs in accordance with the provisions of section twenty-four hundred five of this article.
Article 48-C of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic

Remember, it is not legal to drive an ATV on the public streets, or in city parks. According to the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law, driving an all-terrain vehicle is only permitted in areas that have been specifically designated for them.

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