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Man crashes stolen car into BGE transformer, leaves two streets powerless

Man crashes stolen car into BGE transformer, leaves two streets powerless
Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 15:22:00-04

Two streets in a Nottingham neighborhood are without power after a man driving a stolen car crashed into a BGE transformer, among other things, Friday afternoon. 

Police say a woman had just finished washing her white Dodge Journey at the Canton Car Wash in the 1000 block of Franklin Square Drive when she saw a man get in her car and drive away. 

Officers were looking in the area for the car, with the help of Baltimore County Air Support, and were able to find the stolen Dodge. But when they tried to make a traffic stop, the car drove away. The man was driving around the White Marsh area onto I-695 and onto Eastern Boulevard towards the City. 

Police chased the man back onto I-695, exiting onto Pulaski Highway, before it drove into the parking lot of the Sonic Drive-In in the 8700 block of Pulaski Highway, hitting another car. Both cars had minor damage, so the man in the stolen car went back onto Rossville Boulevard and continued to drive away from the police. 

The driver tried to turn onto Kelso Drive when it then left the road and drove up a slight embankment, flipped over, and hit a BGE transformer, a light pole, and the traffic signal box on the corner of Kelso Drive and Rossville Boulevard. 

As the downed wired were arcing, officers helped the man out of the car and arrested him. He was then taken to the hospital with minor injuries and pending criminal and traffic-related charges.