Saint John car chase ends with crash into power pole

Vehicle crashes into power pole, closes Foster Thurston Drive in Saint John

Saint John Police were involved in the pursuit of a vehicle early Tuesday morning in the uptown part of the city.

Officers attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle on Crown Street at around 1:40 a.m.

Saint John Police said the car, a red Mazda 6, was reported stolen from Orange Street at 10:39 a.m. on Monday.

The suspect led police on a chase down to the Potash Terminal where the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a power pole, breaking it in two.

The suspect took off on foot and was apprehended a short time later near the railroad tracks.

No one was injured in the collision and no power outages were reported as a result of the crash.

A 24–year–old man was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for police, resisting an arrest and probation violations. He's expected to appear in court Tuesday morning.