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Suspect crashes car in high-speed Kensington-Bailey chase

A Lisbon Avenue man was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly crashed a stolen car into a light pole and a house on Berkshire Avenue, Northeast District police said.

Travis L. Smith, 21, was arrested after he crashed the 2008 Hyundai Elantra at 220 Berkshire. The car, owned by a Williamsville man, had been reported stolen on Lisbon July 7. Officers spotted it at Suffolk Street and Oakmont Avenue and tried to pull the car over, but the driver took off, running stop signs and red lights and also driving the wrong way on one-way Comstock Avenue and nearly crashing head-on into a police car, authorities said.

The suspect fled on foot after the crash on Berkshire, breaking a fence at 236 Berkshire before being tackled in the yard of 240 Berkshire. The car broke a glass-block window when it struck the house at 220 Berkshire, police said.

Charegs against Smith include criminal possession of stolen property, obstructing governmental administration, criminal mischief, unlawfully fleeing a police officer and resisting arrest.

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