Man crashes into building in Butte after fleeing from police

Posted at 7:57 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 22:01:02-05

BUTTE – A wanted man was arrested in Butte after he crashed the vehicle he was driving into a building during a pursuit with police late Saturday afternoon.

The incident began when a patrol officer attempted to make a traffic stop on Ohio Street around 4:40 p.m.

The crash occurred at a building at Harrison Avenue and Cobban Street after the driver of the white SUV lost control of the vehicle while fleeing.

Butte Sheriff Ed Lester said the 31-year-old driver and his female passenger ran from the vehicle after the crash. The driver climbed on to the roof of Domino’s Pizza one block away, where he eventually surrendered to police.

The female passenger remains at large. Police said the man is wanted on a federal warrant.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

We will update you with any new information.

Reported by John Emeigh/MTN News