CHICAGO — Felony charges have been filed after a car chase Tuesday that left four people injured, including one police officer, authorities said.
Fabias Shipman, 25, of the 8200 block of South Marquette Avenue, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and fleeing from police, both felonies, police said in a statement Thursday. Shipman will also be charged with criminal damage to property and many traffic violations, police said.
The charges stem from a South Side car chase with police that spanned about five miles and ended with Shipman losing control and flipping the car.
The chase began in the 7700 block of South Sangamon Avenue in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a police officer pulled the car over, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
When the officer approached the car, the driver sped off, leading police on a chase that ended when Shipman lost control of the car in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue. The car flipped and landed in the back yard of a home, police said.
The three people in the vehicle, including Shipman, had minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals, police said.
According to the Chicago Fire Department, though, the three were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
In a statement Thursday police said Shipman was still in the hospital.
After the chase, a police officer was also sent to an area hospital for minor hand injuries, officials said.