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Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Four-vehicle crash shuts down parts of New York Ave.

A four-vehicle crash shut down westbound lanes of New York Avenue in Northeast Washington during rush hour Thursday, D.C. police said.

No injuries were reported, and a man driving the vehicle was taken into custody by D.C. police.

The pursuit began about 5:30 p.m. when Maryland State police received reports that a car was driving erratically, state police said. Troopers attempted a traffic stop on southbound I-95, near the InterCounty Connector about that time, but the vehicle fled.

The pursuit reached speeds around 80 miles per hour and continued south on I-495 and onto northbound I-295, officials said. Troopers discontinued the chase when the vehicle entered the District on Route 50, state police said.

The pursuit was at lower speeds in the city as one of the vehicle’s tires may have been blown out, D.C. police said. The crash occurred on New York Avenue, near Florida Avenue.

Police shut down westbound traffic at 6th Street, said Officer Hugh Carew, a spokesman. Authorities also said eastbound traffic on Florida Avenue may also be affected.

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