Police chase car for 20 minutes after cruiser is sideswiped Pursuit ends in Hillendale, leads to two arrests

July 17, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An Eastpoint man sideswiped a police car and then led a parade of county and state police cruisers on a 20-minute chase yesterday that ended with his arrest and the arrest of a second suspect.

The 22-year-old driver, whose name was withheld pending charges this morning, hit a Baltimore County police car on Holabird Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Trailed by several Baltimore County police cars, he drove through Dundalk, into the city and then took Eastern Avenue to Interstate 695, where he was JTC pursued by a dozen cruisers according to county police spokesman Bill Toohey.

Leaving the Beltway at Perring Parkway, the man drove to the Hillendale area, where he stopped at a house in the 1200 block of Halstead Road. He left his car and ran through the house and out the back, where officers arrested him, Toohey said.

Another man in the house, Gerardo Alcira, 20, was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with selling heroin, Toohey said.

Pub Date: 7/17/98

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