Suspect in custody after early morning crash in midtown Mobile

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) UPDATE: The driver who crashed into a utility pole after leading police on a chase in midtown Mobile early Thursday morning is now in custody.

The car that was being pursued crashed near the intersection of Clearmont St. and South Fulton St. shortly before 4 a.m. on Thursday. Power crews are working to restore power to homes in the area.

Police say the suspect, Chandler Bell, who was the only person in the car, fled on foot after crashing into the utility pole.

According to the sergeant on scene, the suspect is in custody and he was not injured in the crash.

Police say Bell has active warrants for No Pistol Permit and Promoting Prison Contraband Second Degree.

Watch WKRG News 5 This Morning for the live updates from the scene.

Edited at 5:45 a.m. to include new information.

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