Officer hurt, 2 arrested following chase, 2 crashes

Authorities say a police officer was injured and two suspects were arrested today following a chase involving two crashes in Westport. Police said officers were arresting a man suspected of passing counterfeit bills on Route 1 when his alleged accomplice was seen driving by.Officers chased after him, but said they lost him twice because he was driving so fast. They said the driver eventually crashed into a telephone pole and tried to flee, but was apprehended. Another officer responding to the scene to help had his cruiser T-boned a third of a mile away. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

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