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Police: Man arrested on DUI escaped cuffs, stole patrol car

January 16, 2019

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say a man escaped handcuffs and fled in a patrol car before he crashed in Delaware and was arrested on DUI and other charges.

Police tell news outlets 32-year-old Tyree Jordan stole the car Monday afternoon in Elkton. Police spokesman Greg Shipley says Jordan had been restrained in the car when he took it while a trooper was following up with a tow truck operator, who was there for an earlier crash Jordan caused. No one was injured.

Police say Jordan struck a fire truck in the patrol car and drove less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) before crashing into a tree in Glasgow, just across the state line from Elkton.

Police were awaiting Jordan’s extradition from Delaware Tuesday night. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer who could comment.

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