A 20-year-old man driving a car stolen in New Hampshire led police yesterday morning on a high-speed chase that began after he ran a toll booth on Interstate 95 in Cecil County.
The 15-minute, 22-mile chase ended when the car crashed through another toll plaza, this time at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel.
The man, whose identity had not been established by police, and two female teen-age passengers were taken by ambulance to Harbor Hospital Center. Maryland state troopers said their injuries appeared to be minor.
Shortly after 11 a.m., officials at the Susquehanna toll plaza in Cecil County notified state police that a red 1983 Mercury Capri had failed to pay the $1 toll. Police spotted the car near the Harford-Baltimore county line and began their pursuit, but the driver kept going, police said. The car reached speeds of more than 100 mph, they said.