DELRAY BEACH, FL -- Rescue crews had their hands full Friday morning, replacing a concrete utility pole at the intersection of George Bush Boulevard and N.E. 2nd Avenue.
Police say the pole and traffic light were knocked down by a Chrysler 300 M driven by Luderne Louis-Pierre.
Police say they had their eye on Louis-Pierre, 19, throughout the evening.
Officers say they watched him burglarize a home on SW 4th Street in Boynton Beach.
When he left the home, officers say they tried to pull him over, but Louis-Pierre continued.
Police put down stop sticks, but Louis-Pierre again continued and officers say he then tried to run them over.
Moments later, officers say Louis-Pierre missed a turn in Delray Beach and crashed into the pole.
Delray Beach Police say Louis-Pierre then tried to run from them on foot, jumping out of the car and running to N.E. 9th Street where he hid in someone's backyard shed. That's where a K-9 team found Louis-Pierre and took him into custody.
At the intersection, outside an orthodontist's office, it was the road that needed the filling and a brand new pole and traffic light.
Louis-Pierre has a criminal history.
He now faces a long list of charges out of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.
The Boynton Beach Police Department is charging Louis-Pierre with felony fleeing and eluding, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana, driving while license revoked, three counts of burglary and possession of burglary tools.
The Delray Beach Police Department is charging Louis-Pierre with burglary and numerous traffic charges.
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