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One person in custody following police chase

Posted at 5:32 AM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 13:23:38-04

One person was arrested Tuesday morning at the scene of a crash on the corner of Kensington and Clarence Avenues, the end result of a police chase on Buffalo's east side.

The chase followed an investigation into a report of shots fired at Clinton Street and Jefferson Avenue around 2:30 a.m.

According to investigators, the driver refused to stop, causing police to chase the suspect throughout the east side. Police say the suspect crashed his car into the police truck two times during the chase before finally crashing and stopping at Kensington and Clarence Avenues.

Investigators say the driver, Walter Dennis, 40, refused to cooperate, refused to give a statement and refused to submit to a chemical breath test.

According to police, Dennis was taken into custody and charged with reckless endangerment, fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, DWI and several traffic violations.

Police say Dennis has no New York State drivers license and has had his privileges to drive suspended a total of 37 times in New York State.

7 Eyewitness crews were on the scene early this morning and observed the Buffalo Fire Department attending to someone from the crash.