From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Polie Department (TPD) was involved in a car chase on Monday, February 14, at approximately 3:46 p.m.
According to the TPD, officers attempted to stop a silver Pontiac Vibe with a R and S Automotive drive-off tag traveling on I-59 southbound near Chalkville Mountain Road.
“The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to police and continued to Parkway East,” Lieutenant Clint Riner said. “Officers were able to see that the vehicle was occupied by three black males.”
TPD notified both Birmingham Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriff to assist in the pursuit.
“While the vehicle was attempting to elude officers near the Roebuck Walmart, the suspect vehicle struck another vehicle,” Riner said. “This incident caused some damage, and thankfully no injuries were reported.”
The vehicle continued to flee and eventually stopped in the 1300 block of 6th Street Northwest. The driver then exited the vehicle and ran into the woods.
“Officers then pursued the offender on foot until they lost sight,” Riner said. “A perimeter was set up and a search of the area was conducted; however, we were unable to locate the offender.”
During the investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen out of Birmingham.
“All officers have cleared the scene, but the investigation is still ongoing,” Riner said.
The story will be updated when more information is available.