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Troopers: Guilderland chase ends in crash; Schenectady man among those charged

Troopers: Guilderland chase ends in crash; Schenectady man among those charged

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday, state police say
Troopers: Guilderland chase ends in crash; Schenectady man among those charged
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GUILDERLAND - Three men, including one from Schenectady, were arrested after a chase with troopers and crash early Sunday morning, state police said.

Troopers caught the men after the car crashed at Exit 25 on Interstate 90, the I-890 exit, and the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot, state police said.

Police charged the driver related to the chase and all three related to fake identifications found inside the car, state police said.

Charged were Nicholas Torres, 23, of Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, Rayquan Williams, 23, of Schenectady, and Quaran A. Williams, 24, of the Bronx.

Torres, the alleged driver, faces five counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, as well as second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, felonies, and multiple misdemeanors.

Rayquan Williams and Quaran Williams each face second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, and misdemeanor obstructing governmental administration. Two other passengers in the vehicle were not charged.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday on the Thruway at Guilderland. Troopers attempted to stop the car near Exit 24 for a vehicle and traffic violation, but the driver sped away, state police said.

Troopers pursued for about two miles, until the car hit a guide rail at the Exit 25 toll plaza and crashed.

Rayquan Williams and Quaran Williams were arraigned and ordered held on $5,000 bail. Torres was arraigned and held on $20,000 bail.

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