Man injured after crashing while eluding cops

YOUNGSTOWN — Police say a man who tried to run from a traffic stop about 8 p.m. Tuesday broke his arm after sheering off a telephone pole and wrapping his car around another.

Demetrius Gordon, 39, is expected to be arraigned in Municipal Court today for the charges of driving under suspension and failure to comply and a warrant for trafficking in cocaine.

Reports said Gordon was going north on South Avenue and ran a red light and an officer tried to pull him over. Instead of stopping, he turned onto Marmion Avenue and drove at speeds estimated at 90 miles per hour before crashing at South and Wisener avenues.

A passenger in the car was released because it was found he did nothing wrong, reports said.

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