By Gary Lloyd
PINSON — A Birmingham man is charged in a police chase that ended with a crash in Pinson on Thursday.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jack Self said at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, deputies attempted a traffic stop for a tag violation. Self said the driver took off and a chase ensued.
The driver lost control and struck a tree on Silver Lake Road, Self said. The driver and passenger tried to flee on foot but were caught right away, Self said.
No one was injured and no other vehicles were involved. The chase only lasted about three minutes, Self said.
Cameron Blanding, 22, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment and attempting to elude. He posted $10,500 bond and was released at about 1 a.m. Friday. The passenger was not charged.
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