Pocono Township police pursuit leads to car crashing into traffic light


POCONO TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Officials are saying one vehicle crashed into a traffic light after refusing to pull over for an officer.

According to the Pocono Township Police Department, around 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday an officer attempted to pull over a silver Sedan for a minor traffic violation on State Route 611.

Police say the vehicle refused to pull over, requiring the officer to engage in a pursuit. The driver was recklessly passing cars while speeding up to 105 mph.

The chase ended at the intersection of Warner Road and Cherry Lane Road where the driver, 21-year old David Pierre-Louis of East Stroudsburg, took out a traffic light and several signs, according to officers.

Officials say Pierre-Louis was not injured during the crash. Pierre-Louis was arrested and charged with felony fleeing and eluding, recklessly endangering another person, and traffic violations.

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