A Livona man faces multiple charges in Sullivan and Putnam Counties following a brief pursuit and an injury accident Saturday night.
The accident happened nearly 2 miles north of Newtown on Highway 139. The northbound car, being pursued by the patrol, went off the right side of the road and overturned, coming to rest on its wheels.
The driver, 31 year old James VanGundy of Livonia, was taken to Putnam County Memorial Hospital at Unionville with what the patrol called minor injuries. VanGundy's 5 year old daughter, Vanessa, was checked at the scene by Putnam County EMS personnel, but she was not reported hurt.
The car was demolished in the accident. The girl was wearing a seatbelt, but James VanGundy was not using a safety device.
James VanGundy is accused in Sullivan County of speeding, resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, felony child endangerment, failure to drive on the right half of the road, driving while suspended, and failure to have a rear tail lamp.
VanGundy is accused in Putnam County of excessive speed, felony driving while intoxicated persistent offender, felony child endangerment, resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, failure to drive on the right half of the road, driving while suspended, and no seatbelt