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Car and BRPD unit both crash during vehicle chase Wednesday afternoon

1 month 6 days 21 hours ago Wednesday, October 19 2022 Oct 19, 2022 October 19, 2022 6:16 PM October 19, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A driver being chased by a police officer crashed into a utility pole and the officer in pursuit crashed into a fence Wednesday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the crash happened at Shelley Street and North Foster Drive around 5:30 p.m. Officers said the driver suffered moderate injuries and was taken to the hospital. The police officer suffered minor injuries.

Thursday, the BRPD said the suspect in the chase fled the scene after the crash. 

The police department did not disclose why the officer was pursuing the driver. 

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