Troopers: Johnstown man struck two state police cars in RV chase; Began with Johnstown stop attempt


JOHNSTOWN – A Johnstown man led police on a multi-part, multi-county chase in an RV that ended in Duanesburg Friday, state police said.

The chase included the RV driver intentionally striking two state police cars. No injuries were reported.

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Troopers identified the driver as Shaman Railine, 27, of Johnstown. He now faces two counts each of felony attempted assault on a police officer and second-degree criminal mischief. He also faces misdemeanor reckless endangerment and fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle.

The incident began Friday morning as Johnstown Police attempted to stop Railine’s vehicle there, but he fled, state police said.

Troopers then located the RV just after 10:30 a.m. on Main Street in Fort Hunter and Railine fled again, intentionally striking an unmarked state police car that had its lights and sirens activated, state police said.

The chase then continued onto Fort Hunter Road, where Railine intentionally struck a second unmarked state police car with its lights and sirens activated.

Railine continued to flee until he eventually stopped at a residence on Route 7 in Duanesburg, where troopers took him into custody without further incident, state police said.

Railine was processed, arraigned and ordered held on $5,000 bail. He is due back in court later this week.

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By Steven Cook

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