Man charged after pursuit ends with car hitting tree

A man was charged after police were involved in a high-speed pursuit Wednesday that ended when the fleeing car hit another vehicle and crashed into a tree, city police alleged in an affidavit.

Police said Darsean Eugene Mosley, 24, of 1309 Almond St., faces charges for allegedly fleeing police and endangering multiple drivers in an incident that began around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

Police said they stopped Mosley when they saw that his Buick Lucerne had a New York inspection sticker and a license plate registered in Pennsylvania.

Mosley stopped in the Bastian Tires parking lot at 430 Washington Blvd., police said. When the officer got out his vehicle, Mosley sped off down East Seventh Street, police said.

According to the affidavit, the chase continued around the area of 600 block of Washington Boulevard, where Mosley caused three cars to quickly swerve to avoid him.

According to reports, he reached speeds of 72 mph on streets posted at 25 and 35 mph. The pursuit ended when Mosley ran into an SUV and then struck a tree on South Almond St., police said.

Police said he was released on $75,000 bail.