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Suspect drives wrong way on Dunn Bridge ramp during police chase

RENSSELAER -- A Cohoes man was arrested after leading police on a chase from Rensselaer to Albany.

Police attempted to stop Jesus Rodriguez, 35, for a vehicle and traffic violation, but officials say the man took off from the scene, instigating the chase. According to Rensselaer Police authorities, Rodriguez crashed through a chain-link gate at the Rensselaer Iron and Steel yard and traveled the wrong way on the Dunn Bridge off ramp before crashing in Albany on Krumkill Road.

Rodriguez is now facing a slew of charges, including Assault and DWI.

A Rensselaer Police Officer was involved in a car accident during the pursuit. He is currently hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.