Posted at: 08/12/2013 4:59 PM
| Updated at: 08/12/2013 5:44 PM
By: WNYT Staff
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Prosecutors say, a man's brutal attack on his girlfriend, that sparked a police chase through four communities, was fueled by alcohol.
Police say it all began Sunday morning near Saratoga Race Course.
They say a woman told officers, her boyfriend, 24-year-old Anthony Smith, had beaten and choked her.
When police went to his home, he jumped in his car and took off.
As police gave chase, he crashed his car.
Smith faces a dozen charges, including rape and assault.