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Bay Bridge police chase, jumper rescued

Irondequoit/Webster, N.Y. Rochester Police released the name of the man accused of leading authorities on a chase that started in the city and ended on the Bay Bridge around 4:00 a.m. Thursday.

Police said it happened in the area of Lake Avenue at Route 104 when officers tried to stop the vehicle of a man suspected in a number of robberies.

Police said the driver, Christopher Denike, 24, failed to comply and a short pursuit was initiated.

They pursued him until the suspect pulled over on the Bay Bridge. Police said he got out of the vehicle and jumped off the bridge and landed in the water. He was taken into custody.

Denike was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators said charges are forthcoming.

The bridge was closed for a time, but has reopened.


 
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