Schenectady car chase ends with crash and felony arrest

A city man led police on a brief chase Thursday night that ended with him hitting an occupied car, a

A city man led police on a brief chase Thursday night that ended with him hitting an occupied car, authorities said.

Trevaughn M. Haggray, 21, of Swan Street, faces a host of charges related to the incident, including three counts of first-degree reckless endangerment and a felony gun count, authorities said.

The incident began just after 7:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Altamont Avenue, police spokesman Lt. Mark McCracken said. Police had information Haggray had a gun in his car and tried to pull him over.

Haggray sped off and police pursued. Just under a mile away, Haggray ran a red light and hit a car at the corner of Norwood and Chrisler avenues, according to papers filed in court.

Three people were inside the car at the time, but police reported no injuries.

Haggray then got out and fled on foot. Police soon took him into custody.

Police recovered a 9mm handgun loaded with 10 bullets, along with a small quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana, according to court papers.

The reckless endangerment counts relate to each of the three people inside the car Haggray is accused of hitting.

He is accused of disobeying numerous traffic control devices and endangering other vehicles on the road as he fled a police car that had lights and sirens activated, according to court papers.

McCracken said the information that the driver had a handgun made it an authorized pursuit and he said officers conducted the pursuit within the department’s guidelines.

Haggray faces one count each of third-degree and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, along with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful fleeing from a police officer.

Haggray also faces two counts each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, felonies, on accusations of selling crack cocaine Sept. 22 and Oct. 22 in Schenectady, records show.

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