Wilmington police say a teenager was the driver of a car that led officers on a chase early Sunday morning.
The pursuit started around 1:40 a.m. in the area of Bowers and E. 23rd Street.
Police say officers in the area spotted a blue Hyundai Elantra blow through a stop sign. According to investigators, the vehicle fled from officers through the city's north side and broke several traffic laws.
Eventually, the car collided with a light pole near Concord Avenue and N. Market Street and severed it from its base.
Police say the driver, a 16-year-old, got out of the car and ran away but was taken into custody on the 2100 block of N. Market Street.
Officers found 4 grams of marijuana in the teen's pocket, according to police.
The driver was treated for minor injuries at Wilmington Hospital and was later arraigned and released to his parents.
The teenager faces several charges, including Reckless Driving, Speeding and Resisting Arrest, police said.
Layers, layers, layers. Time to bundle up once again.
High temperature around the freezing mark today, with sunshine.
Our Saturday storm begins with snow by 10 am. Winter weather stays around all day and night tomorrow. A couple of inches accumulation in the metro area. More to the north and west, less to the south and east. Only a rain event for the shore.
Be careful! Whatever type of precip, we can promise you tricky travel tomorrow. The storm exits Sunday morning.