ALBANY, N.Y. - Albany Police have arrested the man they say led city and state police officers on a car chase down the Thruway Sunday night.
Police say the chase started when officers were called to a complaint on Clinton Avenue and 33-year-old Anthony Vergura, of Loudonville, drove his truck at a high rate of speed nearly hitting the two responding officers who were standing outside their squad cars at the time.
The officers then pursued Vergura, who refused to pull over for officers attempting to stop him, but were later called off when Vergura left the city and New York State police responded.
According to state police, Vergura continued fleeing eastbound on I-90 when he crossed the median, travelling in the wrong direction on the westbound side of I-90. The chase ended shortly after when he crashed on the Exit 10 ramp.
Vergura was taken into custody by the New York State Police and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Driving While Intoxicated.
He complained of back pain at the scene and was taken to Albany Medical Center Hospital where he was turned over to the Albany Police.
The Albany Police have additionally charged him with Reckless Endangerment and Unlawfully Fleeing a Police Officer.
He has been remanded to the Albany County Jail.