Saratoga County

Saratoga Sheriff: Schenectady man nearly hit two deputies with car while fleeing Schuylerville domestic scene

Wayne A. Rice - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office (inset) File (background)

Wayne A. Rice - Credit: Saratoga County Sheriff's Office (inset) File (background)

SCHUYLERVILLE – A Schenectady man nearly hit two Saratoga County Sheriff’s deputies with his car while fleeing the scene of a domestic incident in Schuylerville Monday evening, Saratoga County Sheriff’s officials said.

One deputy tried to take him into custody after a traffic stop and he drove off with the deputy partially inside the vehicle, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

Wayne A. Rice, 43, of Schenectady, was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, felonies.

The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Monday after deputies responded to a trespassing call on Pearl Street in the Village of Schuylerville, officials said.

He is accused of nearly striking the two deputies while fleeing the scene of the incident. After he stopped his vehicle, a deputy attempted to take him into custody, but Rice drove off again while the deputy was partially inside the vehicle, officials said.

Rice was being held Tuesday at the Saratoga County Jail without bail.

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