CHICAGO — A Morgan Park man has been charged after authorities said he crashed his car while fleeing police in Roseland Tuesday — injuring five people.
Police said 48-year-old James Pugh refused to stop for officers who tried to pull him over for a traffic violation about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Pugh sped off and eventually crashed into another car in the intersection of 103rd Street and Michigan Avenue. His car then spun out, striking four pedestrians at a CTA bus stop.
In all, five people were injured: the pedestrians and a woman traveling in the car Pugh struck.
After the crash, Pugh jumped out of his car and tried to run away from police, who were able to arrest him.
Pugh, who lives in the 1400 block of West 115th Street, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated fleeing and two misdemeanor counts of DUI.
He was also charged with driving on a suspended license, possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana, criminal damage to property and various traffic violence.
Pugh is slated to appear in bond court Thursday.