Driver flees traffic stop, crashes into pole, takes off running
Published Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:05PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 16, 2019 3:54PM EDT
A traffic stop in Kitchener has turned into something much larger as police search for a driver.
Police say they were doing traffic enforcement at King Street and Fairway Road on Thursday morning.
They stopped a vehicle and were speaking to the driver, who then took off and crashed into a pole at River Road.
The driver then ran from the scene. Police say he is still at large but that they are actively looking for him.
Several cruisers and a canine unit responded to the collision.
It's not clear what caused the crash. Forensic identification was on-scene as well.
The suspect is described as a man standing about five feet six or seven inches with a thin build.
He is likely facing a couple of charges, including failing to remain at the scene of a crash.
Anyone with information on the missing driver is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.