ELKTON, Md (WMAR) — A man is in custody after leading troopers on a multi-state chase in a stolen Maryland State Police cruiser.
It all started shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, when Maryland State Police responded to a crash at Rt. 40 and Melbourne Boulevard in Elkton.
Troopers found that 32-year-old Tyree Jordan was at fault for the crash and placed him under arrest after learning he had been driving under the influence. Jordan was then handcuffed and placed in the front passenger seat of a Maryland State Police cruiser with his hands behind his back.
While the arresting trooper was following up with a tow truck driver, Jordan managed to free one hand, allowing him to take off in the 2012 Chevy Caprice patrol car. Before making his escape, Jordan struck a Singerly Fire Company Engine that was on the scene of the crash.
Police pursued the stolen cruiser for less than five miles, at which time Jordan lost control of the vehicle, and ran into a tree on Rt. 896 in Glasgow, Delaware.
Jordan was reportedly unharmed and re-arrested by Delaware State Police.
The suspect currently remains held in Delaware where he is facing charges. Maryland State Police are obtaining a warrant for DUI and theft charges, which will act as a detainer, pending extradition to Maryland from Delaware.
Officials say no one was injured during the pursuit and its believed no other vehicles were struck.