Man Charged in Weekend Mag Mile Crash

Man's car struck four vehicles on Michigan Avenue, police said

Monday, Dec 23, 2013  |  Updated 4:36 PM CDT
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Driver Plows into Several Cars on Michigan Avenue

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Reggie Thompson-Seay Jr

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Driver Plows into Several Cars on Michigan Avenue

Holiday shoppers were startled Sunday afternoon after a driver plowed into several cars on Chicago's Magnificent Mile and fled on foot into an American Girl Doll store.
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A Chicago man faces multiple charges after police said he fled a traffic stop on Sunday and caused a multiple-vehicle crash on Michigan Avenue.

Reggie Thompson-Seay Jr, 29, of the 3600 block of South Rhodes Avenue was charged with a felony count of aggravated fleeing, several misdemeanors including driving under the influence and six traffic citations including driving on the sidewalk, police said. 
 
Thompson-Seay was arrested around 4 p.m. Sunday after he was identified as the driver of a 2006 Dodge Magnum that fled a traffic stop on the 100 block of East Chestnut Street, police said.

He struck a vehicle at the intersection of Chestnut Street and Michigan Avenue and three others at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and East Delaware Place, police said, "before his vehicle was rendered inoperable."

The scene startled shoppers on the bustling Mag Mile. Witnesses said the driver took off on foot and entered an American Girl Doll store while being chased by police officers.

"We were stopped at the stop light and next thing you know we got hit from behind," Doug Tweedie said. "The driver kind of got out, hesitated a little bit, I thought he was stunned from the accident. Then there was an officer running with his gun out telling him to stop and he took off running towards [American Girl Doll]."

The man was arrested on the 100 block of East Chestnut, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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