Police pursued a motorist at speeds reaching more than 100 mph Wednesday afternoon after authorities said the driver took off from a routine traffic stop on I-95 in northern Maryland. Police said they had to puncture the car's tires with a spike stick put across a road to force the driver to stop.
Police charged Tyree S. Jordan, 25, of the 2800 block of Pebble Beach Drive in Elkton, with numerous traffic offenses, resisting arrest, assaulting a trooper and possession of marijuana and heroin.
The incident started when a trooper pulled over a Chrysler sedan on northbound I-95 in Perryville about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. Police said the driver took off from the stop, and was chased at speeds that reached 108 mph.
A statement from police said the driver "deliberately attempted to strike his vehicle into several police vehicles" as they chase went up the interstate. "The troopers made evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with the suspect's vehicle."
Police said the pursuit crossed in to Delaware and then back into Elkton and onto Red Hill Road. That is where a trooper put down the spike strip. Police said that the driver "intentionally drove his vehicle at the trooper. ... The trooper leaped over the guard rail to avoid being struck."
The disabled Chrysler came to a stop and police said they arrested the driver after chasing him through the woods. Police said they found heroin and marijuana on Jordan, and that he was wanted ona warant charging him with previous traffic offenses. Police also said his license had been suspended.