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Man Charged After Fleeing Police And Crashing Into Kent County Home

(Credit: Delaware State Police)

(Credit: Delaware State Police)

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CAMDEN WYOMING, Del. (CBS) – Delaware State Police charged a 24-year-old man after he fled police during a traffic stop and subsequently crashed into a house on Saturday.

Police say Alex J. Harrington of Felton was driving a 1995 Ford Explorer at a high rate of speed about 3:30 a.m. on US 13 southbound at the Woodside intersection. The officer on duty alerted Harrington to stop his vehicle in the parking lot of the Woodside Goose Creek convenience store. The officer then got out of his vehicle and made contact with Harrington before returning to conduct further investigation. At that time, Harrington fled the lot at a high rate of speed, according to police.

Harrington reportedly refused to stop and drove in an aggressive manner along Walnut Shade Road eastbound for about three miles. As he approached the Rising Sun Road intersection, Harrington reportedly disregarded the red light and traveled off the roadway, crashing into a home in the 1300 block of Rising Sun Road. Police say there were seven people inside the home at the time of the accident, none of whom were injured.

A Kent County building inspector responded to the scene and found the structural integrity of the building to be unsafe due to damage from the crash.

Harrington was transported to Kent General Hospital by ambulance where he was treated for none-life-threatening injuries.

Harrington was released from Kent General Hospital on Sunday and was formally charged. He was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center on $22,725.00 Secured Bond.

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