Akron pursuit ends in crash with utility pole on Patterson Avenue

AKRON, Ohio - Akron police chased a driver for about 15 minutes from the area of I-76 and East Market Street to the intersection of East York Street and Patterson Avenue where the driver crashed into a utility pole.

The chase started around 4 a.m. and ended after about 15 minutes with most of the chase taking place on neighborhood streets in the north hill area.

Police said that the driver was not hurt in the crash and was arrested at the scene.

Police were not sure why the driver ran, saying the car was not stolen.

The utility pole was broken in the crash and will have to be replaced, Ohio Edison crews were at the scene assessing the damage.

Power to homes in the area was not affected.

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