Suspect hits driver during police chase

April 8, 2009 9:05:49 PM PDT
A suspect driving the wrong way down a local interstate during a police chase collided with another car Wednesday night.It happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday. The chase ensued when officers tried to stop the suspect.

According to Phyllis Stephens with the Wake County Sheriff's Office the suspect was going west in the eastbound lanes on I-540 when the suspect's car hit another car near Gresham Lake Road.

The suspect, 55-year-old Bobby Poole, Jr., and a passenger in the other car were taken to Wake Med North Hospital.

Officials say the injuries did not appear to be life threatening.

Authorities had to close the eastbound lanes of I-540 for about an hour while they cleared the scene.


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