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MPD: Driver of stolen vehicle apprehended after early morning pursuit

Elmer Leevone Brown III (PHOTO: Mobile County Metro Jail) Elmer Leevone Brown III (PHOTO: Mobile County Metro Jail)
MOBILE, AL (WALA) -

Mobile Police officers attempting to stop after a traffic violation early Tuesday soon found themselves in pursuit as the driver tried to elude them, according to police.

This happened while the officers where on a close patrol in the 2000 block of Victory Court.

From the tag, they determined the vehicle was stolen.

The pursuit continued until the driver -- 22 year-old Elmer Leevone Brown III -- fled on foot in the area of the 4000 block of Cresthaven Road, police said.

Officers were able to apprehend Brown. Police said he was found in possession of Xanax bars, and he possibly ingested the illegal narcotics.

He was transported to a local hospital. 

Wearing a hospital gown in his mug shot, Brown was booked into Mobile County Metro Jail at 9:15 a.m. and charged with attempting to elude, resisting arrest and drug possession, according to jail records.

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