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Reckless Driver Arrested After Nearly Hitting State Trooper Car

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PERRYVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—A traffic stop leads to a dangerous high speed chase on I-95.

Monique Griego has more on how troopers stopped the man before anyone was seriously hurt.

The pursuit topped speeds of more than 100 miles an hour before coming to an end in Elkton.

On I-95 near Perryville, an unmarked Maryland State Trooper spotted a speeding driver. He tried to pull him over but the car took off.

“You hope for a quick conclusion,” said Sgt. Sean Jackson, Maryland State Police.

Sgt. Jackson gave chase, following Tyree S. Johnson, 25, as he weaved dangerously in and out of traffic and topped speeds of 108 miles an hour.

“It was very chaotic,” Jackson said. “He showed a complete disregard for everyone else, no concern for anybody else’s safety.”

Jackson says when they tried to box Jordan’s car in, he tried to ram their vehicles before he actually sideswiped another woman’s vehicle.

“His speed was so fast, pretty much other people didn’t have time to react,” Jackson said.

Troopers stayed on Jordan’s tail as he crossed state lines into Delaware and then back into Maryland and a residential neighborhood.

“I didn’t know what to think. I knew something was going down,” said a witness.

When the pursuit reached Route 781, they laid down road spikes that finally started to slow the suspect down.

“Also in the attempt of laying out the stop sticks, the subject veered his vehicle at Corporal Catalano and Catalano jumped the guardrail to avoid being struck,” Jackson said.

But Jordan took off into the woods and gave police a struggle before being arrested.

“I am really happy they got him,” a witness said.

Troopers ended up finding marijuana and heroin on Jordan. He’s now facing a list of charges.

The Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and Elkton Police Department also helped in the chase.

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