Hattiesburg police led on high-speed chase

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A suspect led Hattiesburg Poice on a chase downtown Thursdau afternoon which ended in a single-vehicle accident.

The suspect wrecked his Lincoln, landing in a ditch behind the old Murray Envelope building after the driver tried to evade a police safety checkpoint a few miles away near Eastside and Scooba streets.

Police pursued the vehicle, and the suspectescaped at high speed. He was arrested at the scene of the crash.

Police said they recovered a felony amount of marijuana from the scene of the wreck.