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Motorist strikes utility pole after police pursuit

December 09, 2012

QUINCY, Pa. — Police said a Saturday night pursuit of a motorist that started on South Mountain Road in Quincy Township ended when the vehicle struck a utility pole near Dixon Road.

The incident began when police noticed the vehicle traveling erratically at about 11:50 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the motorist did not comply, police said.

A pursuit of the vehicle started on South Mountain Road near a National Guard facility, police said.

The vehicle overturned after it struck the utility pole, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, B.J. Robert James Smith, 21, of Fayetteville, Pa., was taken to the Franklin County Jail on a detainer from Franklin County probation, police said.

Three other people in the vehicle were taken to medical facilities for evaluations, police said.

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