Queens man charged in chase now accused of assaulting corrections officer

The man who allegedly led police on a chase that ended in Saratoga Springs is now accused of assaulting a corrections officer.  

Jose A. Guity, 25, of Queens, kicked the officer in the rib area on Tuesday, the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office said. The officer was treated at the Malta Medical Emergent Care facility and released.

Guity was charged with second-degree assault. He was arraigned in Saratoga Springs City Court and sent back to Saratoga County Jail without bail. He is due in Milton Town Court at a later date.

Police also released new details about last Friday’s arrest after the chase. The incident began when police attempted to stop a vehicle on the Northway for an unsafe lane change. He did not stop, but left the scene, police said.

Guity later got off at Exit 14 and traveled west on Route 9P at around 75 mph in a 30 mph zone. He then stopped in the middle of traffic near Yaddo Gardens and ran from the vehicle.

Police arrested Guity after a brief foot pursuit. He is facing charges of reckless endangerment, reckless driving, criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest in that case.

Police used a K-9 to search the field where Guity was found and recovered a pistol. Officers found ammunition and a magazine in his vehicle, police said. He is now facing three counts of criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.