Collision puts an end to high-speed chase BALTIMORE CITY

January 22, 1993|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

A high-speed police pursuit of a stolen car ended yesterday at a North Baltimore intersection, where the stolen car collided with a car driven by a 65-year-old woman, authorities said.

The chase began about 1:40 p.m. in downtown Baltimore when a city police officer spotted the stolen car, a 1987 Acura Legend, and tried unsuccessfully to pull it over.

The fleeing driver headed for the JFX with the officer in pursuit, police said.

With Northern District police cars joining in the chase, the stolen car headed north at speeds of up to 100 mph, police said. The speed was so high that the Northern District officers eventually broke off the pursuit, according to police.

The stolen car exited the expressway at Northern Parkway east, with one police officer still following. The chase continued east on Northern Parkway for more than a mile, with the stolen car going through several red lights before the collision at the intersection with Springlake Way in Homeland.

As police closed in after the crash, one of three occupants of the stolen car reportedly kicked out a window, sending glass flying into the face of and cutting one of the officers, who was treated at Union Memorial Hospital.

The occupants of the stolen car all were treated for minor injuries at Union Memorial, while the driver of the other car, Jeanne Stevenson, 65, of the 200 block of Gittings Ave., was admitted to Sinai Hospital and listed in stable condition last night.

Two 16-year-old boys were arrested and charged as juveniles, and 24-year-old William Jackson of the 2400 block of Loch Raven Blvd., was charged with auto theft, malicious destruction of property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

Other charges were pending.

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