Roanoke police chase ends in crash early Tuesday morning

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.

Here's a look at the damage that was caused by the crash. (WSLS 10)

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