Realizing what is happening, Batman states to Harvey Dent that he needs to reveal who he truly is in order to save Gotham and stop the Joker's killings. At a press conference the next day, held by Dent, Bruce Wayne is about to step forth but before he can do so, Dent publicly admits to being "the Batman" to draw the Joker out of hiding. Rachel Dawes is upset with Bruce not interfering and admitting that Harvey is not Batman and that he is. She leaves Alfred Pennyworth a note to give to Bruce ‘when the time is right’.
Arrested and en route to re-location, Harvey’s transport is ambushed by the Joker in a semi-truck full of his henchmen and thugs. The Joker attempts to kill Dent during transport, and using an RPG, hits the approaching Tumbler causing it to crash with irreparable damage. Here, Batman takes on his ‘secondary’ transportation, the Batpod, which bursts out of the front of the damaged Tumbler. Batman successfully causes the Joker's truck to stop by flipping it over. But as the Joker stands in the middle of the road yelling "HIT ME", Batman is forced to crash in order to avoid killing the Joker (honoring his no kill policy) and lays wounded on the ground. Suddenly, Jim Gordon, who faked his death and had been driving Dent's transportation van, sneaks up behind the Joker and arrests him.