An 18-year-old Harrington man is in jail after he crashes his vehicle during a high-speed police chase.

A Harrington man is in jail following an altercation with police.

The incident took place at approximately 1:22 p.m. March 28, said police spokesman Lt. Earl K. Brode. Officers investigating a car stopped for a traffic violation noted the driver, identified as Carl L. Reeves Jr., 18, appeared to be under the influence, Brode said. The department's K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics as well, Brode said.

When asked to get out of the vehicle, Reeves allegedly sped off, leading officers on a high speed chase that brought them to Fairgrounds Road. There, Reeves allegedly accelerated to a high rate of speed and hit one of the patrol cars.

Reeves' car then hit a utility pole and telephone box before coming to a stop, Brode said.

Reeves was taken into custody without further incident.

Officers searching the vehicle found four grams of synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia, Brode said. Reeves was taken to Bayhealth-Milford Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and a blood draw. He then was returned to the Harrington Police Department and charged with possession of a controlled substance, two counts of first-degree reckless endangering, resisting arrest with force, disregarding a police officer's signal, second-degree vehicular assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, DUI and several traffic violations.

Reeves was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $9,108 secured bond.