Just after midnight on Saturday morning, Dudley Police patrolling Oxford Avenue spotted a vehicle traveling above the speed limit. The officer tried to pull the car over, but it continued on to West Street, Pine Street and back to Oxford Avenue.
The driver, later identified as 41 year old Kris Fitton of Webster, was seen throwing items from the vehicle while trying to get away from police. Police say the vehicle accelerated as it crossed the town line into Oxford onto Old Webster Road.
While nearing the intersection of Larned Road in Oxford, police found the vehicle left had the roadway, hit a guardrail, and flipped over.
Police say items recovered from the road included a substance appearing to be crack cocaine. Fitton was taken into custody and was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries, where he was treated and released.
Fitton was then transported to the Webster Police Department for booking where there was an outstanding warrant for him. In addition to driving with a suspended license, he being held awaiting bail for a court appearance on Monday, February 25th at Dudley District Court on charges of failure to stop for police, reckless operation, marked lanes violation, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of a class B substance.
Charges are also expected to be filed by the Oxford Police in connection with the crash.