Man hurt in crash after police chase

November 28, 2008 5:38:41 AM PST
Wilmington police say a city man is in serious condition at Christiana Hospital after he allegedly fled from a sobriety checkpoint, led police on a chase and crashed his car. Police say charges will be filed against 23-year-old Shetan Patel when he is released from the hospital.

According to police, the pursuit began early Thursday after Patel allegedly drove through the sobriety checkpoint on Augustine Cut-off. Police say Patel drove through a residential neighborhood in Wilmington and struck several parked cars, the returned to Augustine Cut-off and slammed into a tree near Alapocas Drive. His two passengers were treated for minor injuries.

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Information from: The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, http://www.delawareonline.com

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