Maryland State Police say a man escaped handcuffs and fled in a patrol car before he crashed in Delaware and was arrested on DUI and other charges.
Police tell news outlets 32-year-old Tyree Jordan stole the car Monday afternoon in Elkton. Police spokesman Greg Shipley says Jordan had been restrained in the car when he took it while a trooper was following up with a tow truck operator, who was there for an earlier crash Jordan caused. No one was injured.
Police say Jordan struck a firetruck in the patrol car and drove less than 5 miles before crashing into a tree in Glasgow, just across the state line from Elkton.
Police were awaiting Jordan's extradition from Delaware on Tuesday night. It's unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.