SCHENECTADY - An Albany man accused of leading state police on a chase in a stolen car Tuesday that ended in a crash has been charged, state police said Wednesday.
Mazai Y. Thompson-Goggins, 21, of Albany, was charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, and multiple misdemeanors, including reckless endangerment.
The incident began just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in Albany when state police spotted Thompson-Goggins driving a 2018 Dodge Challenger that had been reported stolen from DeNooyer Chevrolet in Colonie, troopers said.
Troopers attempted to pull over Thompson-Goggins, but he refused and instead drove off. Troopers gave chase and pursued Thompson-Goggins onto Interstate 90 west and toward Schenectady.
The chase reached Schenectady and ended on Erie Boulevard as Thompson-Goggins apparently lost control and the and hit a light post. Troopers then took him into custody.
A search of Thompson-Goggins revealed him to be illegally in possession of a switchblade knife, state police said.
Thompson-Goggins also faces misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a weapon and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.
Thompson-Goggins was arraigned in Schenectady City Court and ordered held on a parole violation, state police said.