Driver arrested after leading chase into Vancouver, crashing into utility pole

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - Police arrested a man after he led a chase into Vancouver on Thursday afternoon while driving a pickup that was stolen from a firefighter, according to law enforcement.

Portland police said the pickup was stolen from a firefighter in Washington. The chase started after a Portland police officer located the truck near Northeast 58th and Northeast Hassalo in Portland and the suspect fled. The chase ended after the suspect crashed into a utility pole near East Mill Plain Boulevard and North Devine Road in Vancouver, according to officers. Portland police terminated the pursuit after the suspect crossed into Washington.

Portland police said the suspect was arrested by Vancouver police and was treated at a nearby hospital before being booked into the Clark County Jail.

The suspect has not been identified and no other vehicles were involved.

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