ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Police say they tried to pull a man over for DUI at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Ninth Street.
A police chase started after officers said the driver stopped at a 7/11 in the area but provided false info and then drove off.
Police say the driver crashed into a wall at Ninth Street and Highland Avenue, after losing control of the vehicle trying to make a turn.
The driver ran off and is still on the run, but police say there’s no threat to the community. A female passenger was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The suspect, according to police, was wearing a black shirt and gray sweatpants with a black beanie cap.
Angela Smith lives on Highland Avenue and said the sound of the crash woke her up.
“Literally my house shook. And it was so loud I jumped out of bed and so did my goddaughter. I got up and directly went to see what had happened. I thought it was in my house, it startled us so much,” said Smith.