State Police: Schenectady man leads troopers on chase in Colonie

The incident happened Wednesday morning, state police say

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COLONIE – A Schenectady man led state police on a car chase Wednesday in Colonie, troopers said.

The chase ended as the man stopped the car and fled on foot, state police said. He was arrested a short time later.

Charged was Messiah Anderson, 22, of Schenectady, state police said. He faces one count each of second-degree reckless endangerment, third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and unlawful fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, misdemeanors.

The incident began just before 10 a.m. Wednesday when state police attempted to stop Anderson on Alternate Route 7 in Colonie, troopers said.

Anderson did not have permission to drive the vehicle or a driver’s license, state police said.

Anderson refused to stop and led troopers on the pursuit, state police said. He then stopped on Island View Road in Colonie, where he got out, ran and was arrested, troopers said.

Anderson was processed and released to appear in court next month.



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