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Police: Clearwater man steals friend's sports car, causes DUI crash

A Clearwater man faces multiple charges after police say he stole a friend's sports car from a gas station and crashed into another vehicle early Monday morning.

Corey A. Feldman, 28, stole a Mercedes AMG from a Speedway gas station at Chestnut Street and N Fort Harrison Avenue around 12:40 a.m. and sped away eastbound on Court Street, police said.

Feldman slammed into the rear of a BMW that also was traveling eastbound near Hillcrest Avenue and fled the scene, police say. He was found at a nearby hotel a short time later and transported to Morton Plant Hospital, where he is undergoing treatment before being taken to the Pinellas County Jail.

The unidentified male driver of the BMW, and a female passenger, were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The driver is listed in critical condition, police say, while the female passenger is being treated for her injuries.

Court Street was shut down from Highland Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue, police say, and traffic on Highland Avenue also was affected. The roadway reopened around 8 a.m.

Feldman faces charges including grand theft auto, DUI with serious bodily injury, and driving with a suspended license, police say.

This is a developing story. Stay with for updates.

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