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Police: Man Plows SUV Into Multiple Cars During Sunday Chase

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Astoria car damage (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

Astoria car damage (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect on the run from police plowed his SUV into at least 12 vehicles Sunday.

Glass and car parts were scattered across two parking spots during the chase along 35th Street in Astoria, and a tire and bumper ended up by a tree.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer reports

“Bunch of beat-up cars that got smashed pretty good,” witness Jack told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer. “A minivan there looks like aluminum foil.”

“It’s bad. It looks really bad,” another witness told 1010 WINS.

wall damage in astoria Police: Man Plows SUV Into Multiple Cars During Sunday Chase

Wall damage in Astoria (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

It all started as police responded to a fight. Police say 20-year-old Michael DeLorenzo jumped into a white Ford Explorer and bounced it off car after car as he tried to make an escape down 35th Street.

“It was like a low rumble with thumping crashes,” Jack said.

According to witnesses, DeLorenzo was caught when he flipped his SUV onto its side and tried to crawl out through the sunroof.

car parts by tree in astoria Police: Man Plows SUV Into Multiple Cars During Sunday Chase

Car parts by tree in Astoria (credit: Eileen Lehpamer / 1010 WINS)

“He was still like trying to get out, and the cops like grabbed him,” Jack said.

Among others, DeLorenzo was charged with marijuana possession and running two red lights.

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