Burglary suspect leads police on wild chase

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WALLKILL -

A man wanted on numerous burglary charges led state police on a wild dangerous chase Tuesday afternoon.

Police say they spotted a car in Wallkill that they say was involved in a string of thefts in New Jersey. The driver, Michael Masonius, 25, fled when officers tried to pull the car over, according to officials.

A  high-speed chase ensued onto I-84 with Masonius crossing the median several times and driving the wrong-way on the highway, police say.  Masonius also hit an ambulance during the chase.  When police finally got the car to stop, Masonius took off on foot, but was caught a short time later.

Masonius now faces several charges, including reckless endangerment, assault, resisting arrest and drug possession.

Masonius is in Orange County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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