15 July 2021
 
 
NEW YORK STATE POLICE 
Major James M. Hall
Troop A Commander


  
 
 
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
On July 3rd, 2021, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Robert Ludwig, 34, of Erie, PA, for Attempted Assault 1st Degree, Menacing 2nd Degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2nd Degree, Driving While Intoxicated, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.
 
The Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle complaint on Route 394 in Randolph. Investigation revealed that when the victim exited his residence, Ludwig, who was in his vehicle, threatened his life and accelerated toward the victim. The victim retreated and hid behind a tree for protection. Ludwig was later located in his vehicle in a field. Ludwig refused to identify himself to the Troopers and refused to exit his vehicle for the purpose of preforming SFSTs. Ludwig was ultimately removed from his vehicle at which point he physically resisted arrest. After a brief struggle, Ludwig was taken into custody and transported to SP Jamestown. Crack cocaine and a container with methamphetamine were located inside Ludwig’s vehicle. At SP Jamestown, Ludwig failed SFSTs and provided a breath sample of .08. Ludwig was then processed, arraigned, and remanded to the Cattaraugus County Jail.
 

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