Police pursuit leads to reckless driving, DWI, VTL charges

On Sunday March 19, 2017 at around 6:00 pm members of the New York State Police from K troop were involved in a vehicle pursuit that began in the Town of New Lebanon. The vehicle was operated by Corey D. Cheney, 37 of 14 Traverse St., Rockland, Maine. The troopers attempted to stop Cheney but he refused to comply. By 6:15 pm Troopers had chased Cheney into Rensselaer County and the Town of Schodack. Members of the Town of Schodack Police Department joined the pursuit. On Route 20 a stinger strip was deployed in an attempt to end the pursuit. The tires on Cheneys car were damage but he continued west on route 20 and onto Columbia Tupike. Cheney attempted to enter I90 at exit 11E going the wrong way onto the ramp. Schodack police officers used their patrol cars to box Cheneys vehicle in to prevent him from entering the interstate the wrong way. One Schodack Police patrol SUV was damaged pushing Cheneys car into a snow bank. Cheney was removed from the vehicle and it was discovered that he had severely injured himself by cutting himself on the forearms. One officer suffered a minor injury to his hand removing Cheney from his vehicle. Cheney was transported to Albany Medical Center with those injuries and to secure a blood draw sample. Cheney was charged with: Reckless endangerment, reckless driving. fail to keep right, passing a red light, moving from lane unsafely, driving over center lane, wrong way on one way road, aggravated unlicensed operation 3rd degree, unlawful fleeing a police officer, DWAI drugs in combination with alcohol, and DWI. There will be additional charges pending. Cheney is scheduled to reappear in Town of Schodack Court on April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.