WPD: Driver flees DUI checkpoint, crashes into several cars in Old Town

(Source: Sedgwick County Jail)

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police arrested a 19-year-old man after they say he fled a DUI checkpoint and crashed into several cars in Old Town early Sunday morning.

An officer with the traffic unit observed a white Chevrolet Tahoe attempting to avoid a DUI check lane just before 2 a.m. at 200 south Washington.

The officer activated his lights and siren to attempt to stop the Tahoe, but the driver, Michael Tejeda, refused to stop. The Tahoe traveled at a high rate of speed east on Douglas Avenue.

Police say the Tejeda then made a U-Turn and traveled west on Douglas, running a red light at the intersection. The Tahoe collided with a red Ford Fusion, which was traveling north on Washington. Then struck a white KIA Optima and a gray Chrysler Pacifica, both of which were unoccupied and parked on Douglas.

Tejeda and his 18-year-old female passenger received minor injuries. They were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and were treated and released. The 20-year-old driver of the Fusion received minor injuries.

After being released from the hospital, Tejeda was booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention facility on two counts of aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, and flee and elude charges.