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Durham police seek man wanted in chase, carjacking

Posted April 18, 2014 8:12 a.m. EDT
Updated April 18, 2014 12:11 p.m. EDT

— Durham police were searching Friday for a man who led officers on a chase and carjacked a vehicle near downtown late Thursday. 

Officers attempted to pull over a suspected drunk driver on Liberty Street near Railroad Street at about 9:15 p.m.

According to investigators, the man driving the car led officers on a chase that ended in a crash at Mangum and Morgan streets. Two women and a child in the vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that didn't appear to be life-threatening.

Following the crash, the man ran to a McDonald's on Morgan Street, where he carjacked a vehicle from the parking lot, police said. That vehicle was found abandoned a short time later on Hargrove Street.