‘Stoned’ man leads police on wild car chase

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A man has been arrested after he took police on a high-speed chase through Sinajana and according to authorities, he was driving while under the influence of marijuana.

23-year-old Kristopher Alexander Algarin was driving a silver Subaru Forester on Route 4 towards Sinajana when he caught the attention of police by driving above the speed limit of 55 miles per hour.

Court documents state that when police attempted to pull him over, he failed to comply and instead, began weaving in and out of traffic barely missing other motorists.

The chase continued through Tutujan Drive, Ordot and Chalan Pago where he drove head-on towards a police vehicle forcing the officer to take evasive actions to avoid being hit.

The chase came to an end after the intersection of Route 4 and Route 10 where traffic forced him to stop.

Although police surrounded the vehicle, officers said Algarin continued to refuse to comply, refusing to exit the vehicle, unlock the doors or change the gear drive to park.

Police had to use force to enter the vehicle, breaking the passenger side window with a rock after attempts to break it with a baton failed.

Authorities say that this is when they smelled the scent of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. He was charged with assault on a police officer, eluding a police officer, driving while under the influence and reckless driving while impaired. He was booked and confined.

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