From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — An attempted traffic stop led to a car chase, vehicle accident, foot chase and two arrests in Trussville on Monday afternoon.
According to Lt. Phil Dillon of the Trussville Police Department, on Monday at around 4:40 p.m., an officer with Trussville PD attempted to make a traffic stop in the 5900 block of Chalkville Mountain Road. The vehicle did not stop and a car chase ensued.
Dillon said that after a short chase, the suspect’s vehicle was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another vehicle. The driver fled the vehicle and was caught after a foot chase.
A passenger in the vehicle also fled but was taken into custody after a short foot chase. There was a second passenger in the vehicle, he was not charged for the incident.
Authorities identified the driver as 40-year-old white male Whitney Williams. Williams was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, attempting to elude a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal mischief in the third degree.
Authorities identified the fleeing passenger as 23-year-old white male Chase Cole. Cole was arrested on charges of attempting to elude a police officer and also had an outstanding warrant out of Homewood.
Both Williams and Cole have lengthy criminal records.
Williams has arrests dating back to 1994. He has faced multiple charges for possession of a forged instrument in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. In 2011, he was charged with reckless driving and again for burglary in 2018.
Cole has arrests dating back to 2015 for drug possession and burglary.