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updated: 7/14/2014 1:52 PM

Teens to be charged after Elgin car chase, detective injured

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Two teenagers are expected to be charged Monday after an Elgin police detective sustained an injury to his arm while attempting to arrest one of them, police said.

The 18-year-old male from Chicago and 19-year-old female from Elgin were arrested Sunday night after a car chase ended when they struck a light pole near Route 31 and Sundown Road in South Elgin, Elgin Police Cmdr. Ana Lalley said in a news release.

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The pair fled on foot and were arrested by Elgin and South Elgin police.

Charges, including aggravated battery to a police officer, are pending, police said.

The male, who was wanted on a warrant, was spotted by Elgin gang crimes unit detectives just before 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart at 1100 S. Randall Road, Elgin, police said.

The male shut the car door as the Elgin detective tried to arrest him, Lalley said. The detective then broke the window of the car -- reported stolen in Chicago -- and the male backed up and fled, causing the officer to cut himself on the broken window glass, she said.

The detective sustained "a significant but nonlife threatening injury," and was treated and released from the hospital, police said.

Check dailyherald.com for updates.

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