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Police chase ends with crash into fire hydrant


UPDATE: Mobile police identified 19-year-old Bobby Williams of Mobile as the driver who slammed his car into a fire hydrant after leading officers on a short vehicle pursuit during an attempted traffic stop Thursday afternoon. He was arrested after a short foot chase following the crash.

Williams is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, attempting to elude, carrying a pistol without a permit and second-degree marijuana possession.

EARLIER STORY:

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A driver running from Mobile police lost control of his car and crashed into a fire hydrant on Thursday.

The impact caused water to gush out all over Washington Place. Officers caught the driver a few blocks away on Lexington Street.

Investigators did not release his name.

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