Police chase ends in crash

A FOX10 News viewer submitted this photo showing a broken utility pole after a police pursuit ended with a crash.

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A man is in custody Friday morning after police say he lead them on a vehicular pursuit in Midtown Mobile that ended with a crash, a broken utility pole and a brief foot chase.

Police said it was just before 4 a.m. when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop at Fulton Street and Dauphin Street. The driver identified as Chandler Bell, 24, attempting to elude police and lost control of his vehicle and struck a mailbox and power pole near the intersection of Fulton Street and Clearmont, police said.

Bell was taken into custody after a brief foot chase and was found to have active warrants for no pistol permit and promoting prison contraband second degree, police said. 

The Ford Fusion being pursued crashed into a mailbox and then a utility pole, knocking out power service for some nearby residents. The front of the car was smashed and the bumper fell onto the street.

A neighbor tells FOX10 News he heard a loud boom when the crash happened. The utility pole was broken and held up by utility lines after the crash.

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