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Debris still remained at the scene, Monday night, on 1st and 11th avenue in Cordele as a chase between cops and a driver of Mercury Grand Marquis came to an end with the suspect crashing into a utility pole, fire hydrant and a building.
"He passes another vehicle going over the railroad tracks causing the vehicle to lose control and takes out a power pole, a fire hydrant and crashes into the building," said Officer Brenton West with the Cordele Police Officer.
The chase happened just before 10:30 Monday morning.
Cops say they were pulling over driver Tonio Sanders for a window tint violation and that's when he took off on a chase toping speeds of 50 miles per hour.
Dash cam video that shows Officer Brenton West behind Sanders. He compared the ordeal to a scene out of an action movie.
"When I saw the vehicle going airborne into the power pole and sideways into the building and water from the fire hydrant just going everywhere and the sparks from the power lines, it was crazy," said Officer West.
Officer West said they do not yet have a motive for why Sanders took off, though he did have a warrant out for his arrest for probation violation.
Cops are happy this chase didn't end any worse.
"The driver of the vehicle was just real lucky. It was a miracle. It was definitely eye opening. If there was another car there at the stop sign near the light pole he would have taken it out," said Officer West.
At last check, cops say that Sanders is still at the ICU at Crisp Regional and charges are pending against him.
Crews were still working to replace that fire hydrant late Monday night.
Crisp County Deputies assisted Cordele Police in the chase and arrest of Sanders.