Watch out for vehicles on the sidewalk!

Police say they arrested a New York state man after witnessing him drive his vehicle up onto a local sidewalk and almost strike a bicyclist. Officials say a juvenile was on the bicycle at the time of the alleged incident that happened Sunday night.

However, the suspect says he had his reasons for chasing the kid with his vehicle.

New York State Man Allegedly Chased Kid On Bike With His Car 

New York State Police said in a press release that while on patrol they observed a vehicle drive up onto the sidewalk and appear to nearly strike a bicyclist being operated by a juvenile. Troopers said they stopped the vehicle and identified the 54-year-old man from Albany.

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After questioning the suspect, officials determined that he was intentionally chasing the bicyclist with his vehicle. His excuse? The suspect says the juvenile allegedly attempted to steal his property.


The juvenile was turned over to their guardian. Police say the suspect was arrested and charged with Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, and other charges.

See Also: New York Woman Sues After She Claims She Was Blown Off Her Bike By a Helicopter

Vehicle Crashes Into Hudson Valley Shopping Strip [PICS]

Chelsea Fire Company said on its Facebook page that a vehicle crashed through the front of Fresenius Kidney Care on Route 9D in February. Firefighters said there was one person in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Crews were able to successfully remove the occupant from the vehicle and have them evaluated by EMS, according to the post.

Chelsea Fire Company said that crews found no structural damage to the building, which houses several businesses in the shopping strip.

There isn't much indication of how the crash happened, though cases like these often involve either a sudden medical issue to the driver or simply driver error.

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