- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland motorist trying to elude police struck several patrol cars and was taken into custody after a foot chase, authorities said.

Anne Arundel County police said in a news release that a patrol officer stopped to check on a driver who appeared passed out in a car on Wednesday, but as he approached, the driver woke up and sped off, the Capital Gazette reported.

The officer turned on his lights to make a traffic stop, but the driver didn’t stop, police said. More officers joined the chase, and when the driver encountered a waiting patrol car, he sped up, hit the officer’s car and fled again, according to police.

The driver hit another patrol car, police said, before officers found his car after it hit a tree. The man led officers on a foot chase and apparently ditched a loaded .40 caliber handgun before he was captured in a backyard, authorities said.

Tyjuan Keon Tates, 18, of Baltimore was charged multiple offenses, including felony and misdemeanor assault and possession with intent to distribute drugs, online court records show.

Online records didn’t indicate whether Tates has an attorney. He is jailed without bond pending a bail review hearing on Thursday.

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