Police involved in car chase, crash near Aberdeen

A chase, involving vehicles and officers from the Maryland State Police and Aberdeen Police Department, resulted in a crash early Wednesday evening just south of Aberdeen.

The crash was confirmed by Cpl. Goldstein of the State Police Bel Air Barrack. The corporal declined to give his first name.

The crash occurred around 5:15 p.m. at the intersection of Route 159 (Perryman Road) and Cranberry Road in Perryman, about a mile south of the Aberdeen city limits.

According to Goldstein, a chase ensured after Aberdeen Police signaled for a driver to stop. The driver refused. He said Aberdeen Police chased the suspect and requested back-up from the Maryland State Police. Goldstein said the State Police trooper was not involved in the crash.

The driver failed to stop after being pulled over by Harford County's traffic task force, Aberdeen Police Lt. Fred Budnick said.

The driver sped off and crashed into a tree before being apprehended by police, he said.

No one was injured in the incident, Budnick said. He did not know how fast the car was going or any other details.

The original stop was in the 800 block of Old Philadelphia Road, Budnick said.

Budnick identified the operator as Jamar L. Holmes 24, of the 500 block of Meadowoood Drive in Edgewood. Holmes was charged with numerous traffic violations, Budnick said.

According to Goldstein, the Aberdeen Police Department will investigate the chase and crash.

"It was their stop, their chase," Goldstein said. "The Aberdeen Police Department will be investigating."

The area where the crash occurred in semi-rural, although there are a number of industrial and warehouse buildings along Route 159.

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