RPD: Man found in stolen car leads officers on chase on city’s north side

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester Police say a man led officers on a chase on the city’s north side in a car that was stolen at gunpoint.

Officers were on patrol just before midnight when they spotted a car that was reported stolen. RPD says that car failed to stop, leading to a chase that ended when the car struck a fire hydrant and a tree on Kohlman Street.

The driver, a man in his 40s, was taken into custody. He was the only person in the car. An ambulance took the man to Rochester General Hospital as a precaution. RPD says no one else was hurt during the chase and criminal charges are expected.