Driver crashes into pole following police chase in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A road in Gastonia was shut down for some time after a police chase ended in a crash Thursday morning.

According to dispatch, the chase began in Bessemer City and ended on Third Street and South Chester Street in Gastonia. A driver lead police on a chase before crashing into a utility pole, officials said. The pole was split in half.

South Chester Street at Third Street was closed to traffic for some time. The road was shut down around 5 a.m. The road has since reopened with one lane being closed to traffic.

Officials did not say whether the driver was injured. The driver's name was not released.

If you're in the area, you can take South York Street as an alternate route.

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