Passenger arrested after police chase ends in Homewood, search for driver continues


HOMEWOOD, Ala. (WIAT) — Authorities are searching for a suspect involved in a police chase that ended in a Homewood neighborhood.

According to the Vestavia Hills Police Department, officers were conducting a traffic stop on I-65 North just before 3:30 a.m. for a traffic violation when the driver sped off and fled north. The suspect exited I-65 at Oxmoor Road in Homewood and then later wrecked at the Park on Valley apartments.

Officers pursued the driver on foot, but lost the suspect in the apartment complex. Assisting officers were able to detain the passenger of the vehicle at the scene of the wreck.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit. Charges are pending on both the driver and passenger involved.

No further information has been made available.

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