Alton Police could file charges against a suspect that led them on a car chase Tuesday evening that ended in Godfrey. The pursuit began on Oakwood Avenue, and wound up with a crash on Lakeside Drive in Godfrey at about 6:30pm.
The crash happened after Alton Police terminated the pursuit near Freer Auto Body. The driver allegedly sped off, ran across the yard of Cornerstone Church at the corner of Alby Street and Lakeside Drive, crashing into an electric pole. At that point the suspect fled on foot, but was found by an Alton Police K-9, and taken into custody. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Police are not saying why they were pursuing the suspect.