MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man is accused of leading police on a chase early Saturday morning that did not stop even after his car collided with a patrol car, Martinsburg Police said.
Curtis Lee Smith, 22, of 74 Tamarac St., was being held without bond Saturday at the Eastern Regional Jail.
The chase began about 1:35 a.m., when the driver of a red 1988 Pontiac Grand Am with no brake lights refused to stop, police said.
As one police car gave chase, the Grand Am was hit broadside by a second police car at the intersection of Burke and Spring streets after failing to stop at a stop sign, police said.
Even though the car was badly damaged, having been smashed into a utility pole, the driver continued to elude police out of the city limits into Berkeley County.