ST. PETERSBURG — A man crashed his car into a tree early Saturday morning after leading Pinellas County deputies on a brief chase. Shortly after 1 a.m., officers tried to stop a driver who they suspected was impaired.
Deputies began pursuit at 18th Avenue N and 28th Street in St. Petersburg, and he continued south on 25th Street. After they stopped the chase, according to officials, the fleeing vehicle kept going on 25th Street until striking a tree near 11th Avenue N.
The four people in the car were taken to a nearby hospital. The driver, Joshua Hall, 22, was listed in serious condition. According to reports, the other three occupants suffered minor injuries.
A later search of the vehicle revealed marijuana and open containers of alcohol, and Hall had a revoked driver's license, according to officials. The investigation is continuing.