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High-Speed Ocean City Chase, Crash Forces Coastal Highway to Close for 4+ Hours

Ocean City Police have arrested a Western Shore Maryland man after leading police on a high speed chase and crashing on Coastal Highway, forcing a long partial closure of the major roadway.

High-Speed Ocean City Chase, Crash Forces Coastal Highway to Close for 4+ Hours

Ocean City Police have arrested a Western Shore Maryland man after leading police on a high speed chase and crashing on Coastal Highway, forcing a long partial closure of the major roadway.

Police say they noticed 21-year-old Carlton Stephenson was not staying in his lane as he was traveling southbound on Coastal Highway.  Officers also noticed he was speeding.

Police turned on their emergency lights when he turned onto 49th Street, disregarding the red light and pulled into a parking lot.  Stephenson then got back on Coastal Highway going southbound, making a U-turn at 48th Street.

Police say the car was traveling at a steady speed of 98 miles per hour in the area of 65th Street, eventually colliding with a condominium around 72nd Street.  The crash destroyed electrical meters and an electrical box, causing electrical fluid to flow onto Coastal Highway.

Crews closed the northbound lanes for more than four hours as they cleaned fluid and restore power to the building.

Stephenson was not injured in the wreck and has been charged with driving under the influence and several traffic violations.

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