A Piedmont man was seriously injured and faces charges after a police chase in Wayne County Thursday night around 9 o’clock. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports indicate 49-year-old John Wicker was seriously injured while he was fleeing from Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies when he hit a tree on County Road 359. He was taken to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for treatment. Wicker is charged with driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no valid driver’s license and assault on a law enforcement officer. The report did not give a reason for the chase.