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Two arrested after Hollywood police chase ends in crash, injuring three

Hollywood detectives conducting an undercover narcotics operation attempted to pull over a car. The driver didn’t stop and led police on a chase into Sunrise, which ended with a four-car crash.
Hollywood detectives conducting an undercover narcotics operation attempted to pull over a car. The driver didn’t stop and led police on a chase into Sunrise, which ended with a four-car crash.

A police chase that began in Hollywood after detectives — conducting an undercover narcotics investigation — attempted to pull over a car, ended with a four-car crash in Sunrise on Wednesday, according to Hollywood police.

Three people, including the two suspects in the fleeing car, were sent to the hospital. The two 18-year-old suspects, Christian Martin and Desmond Bullock, were later arrested.

The incident started at about 2 p.m. when undercover officers were in the area of the 2500 block of Sheridan Street. Police said they saw Martin, who was driving, sell drugs from his white Honda Accord.

The officers tried to pull over the car to no avail, said Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman. That’s when the car headed north on Interstate 95, she said. Hollywood officers followed.

After exiting the highway, the driver “blew through a stop sign,” at Northwest 19th Street and Sunset Strip, and crashed into three cars, Grossman said. At some point the suspect’s car “intentionally” crashed into two marked units, police said.

Both suspects, who were in custody, were taken to the hospital, as well as one other person. The extent of their injuries was not clear.

Martin was charged with aggravated battery, possession of cocaine, driving without a license, running a stop sign and fleeing police. Bullock was charged with possessing marijuana and cocaine.

Miami Herald staff writer Alex Harris contributed to this report.

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