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Driver in custody, passenger at large after Durham chase, crash

Posted June 7, 2018 6:22 p.m. EDT

 Accident

— One man is in custody and police are searching for another following a crash Thursday afternoon in Durham.

The Durham County Sheriff’s office said deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area of Lakewood Avenue and Duke Street just before 4 p.m. and attempted to make a traffic stop after realizing the vehicle had a fake license plate.

The driver refused to stop, fled the area and was struck by another car when it ran a traffic light on Morehead Avenue.

Two men ran from the vehicle, but the driver was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Charges against him are pending, authorities said.

Deputies are searching for the passenger, who is described as being thin with a short haircut. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and camouflage pants.

Anybody with information is asked to call the Durham County Sheriff’s Office at 919-560-0897.