Misdemeanor charges have been filed against six people who were arrested Sunday night after a stolen vehicle crashed into a squad car during a police pursuit in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.
Marleak Ousley, 19, was driving the black 2015 Infiniti when it was spotted from a police helicopter at 10:34 p.m. speeding off the Dan Ryan Expressway at 95th Street, according to Chicago Police.
Officers followed the vehicle to the 1800 block of East 95th, where their squad car crashed with the Infiniti, which was trying to make a U-turn, police said. Ousley got out and ran away, but was arrested about 11 p.m. in the 9300 block of South Bennett.
Another person also got out and ran away but was taken into custody, police said. Four other people in the back seat were also arrested at the scene of the crash.
Ousley was charged with one misdemeanor count each of criminal trespass to a vehicle, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident, police said. He was also issued multiple traffic citations.
The five passengers in the vehicle – 19-year-old Paradise Haynes, 19-year-old Dierra Bluitt, two 17-year-old girls and a 17-year-old boy – were each charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle, police said.
The vehicle turned out to have been stolen on Wednesday from the 500 block of 33rd Street, police said.
An officer was taken to Trinity Hospital with a minor left leg injury he sustained while making the arrest, police said. Three officers in the squad car were treated and released on the scene.