Driver smashes into utility pole, runs from police in Masury

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Police in Brookfield are looking for the driver of a car who crashed into a utility pole and took off. 

According to reports from Trumbull County 911, officers on patrol at about 1:33 a.m. Tuesday saw a car driving westbound on Route 82 at about 100 miles per hour. 

Brookfield Police Chief Dan Faustino said an officer started following the driver, but the driver took off, getting off and then back on Route 62 before the chase ended on Addison Road.

That’s where the car went airborne, going into a yard and hitting a utility pole. 

The utility pole was sheared in half. Sparks were shooting from a transformer on the pole and tension from the wires pulled down another utility pole about a quarter of a mile down the road. 

The driver took off into nearby woods where police conducted a search but didn’t find him. As of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, he still hasn’t been found.

According to the dispatch report, three guns were found in the trunk of the car.

Chief Faustino said investigators have a suspect in mind and are working to make a positive identification. Once that happens, an arrest warrant will be issued. 

The driver was the only person in the vehicle. 

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