Police chase ended with a cruiser crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police chase ended with a cruiser crash

Memphis police investigators released more information overnight about a police chase that sent an officer to the hospital.

The chase began at Lamar and Bellevue and ended at Timber Rise and Snyder Road near Riverdale. Memphis Police say the incident began when officers made a routine traffic stop at Bellevue and Lamar. When officers approached the car, they say a woman inside began screaming she had been kidnapped. Investigators say that's when the driver took off and police followed. The chase ended with a crash at Timber Rise and Snyder-- injuring a police officer.

Crews transported the officer to the hospital in non-critical condition. The officer has since been released.

The unidentified suspect is in police custody this morning. An investigation is underway.  

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