CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Tuesday afternoon police chase that started on Interstate 77 ended in a crash near the Lowe's in Kanawha City.
A Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher said a man driving a Blazer was weaving in and out of traffic on I-77 southbound just after 3 p.m. Tuesday. Charleston Police tried to keep pace with the driver, who got off at the MacCorkle Avenue exit in Kanawha City.
Minutes later, the driver of the Blazer ran a red light going westbound and hit another vehicle in the 5700 block of MacCorkle Avenue, according to the dispatcher.
Witnesses at the scene called the dispatch center and told them that the driver was refusing to get out of his car, and the Charleston officer had drawn his gun on the suspect.
The driver of the Blazer was eventually transported to Charleston Area Medical Center, but the dispatcher was unclear if the driver of the other vehicle was also transported.
The Charleston Police Department Traffic Division is investigating.