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Suspects nabbed after car chase

ALBANY -- Two men were arrested on New Year's Day after fleeing from a traffic stop, according to Albany Police Department Spokesperson Phyllis Banks.

Banks said Kertrez Frazier, 17, and Shawn Broussard, 19, were arrested shortly after Frazier fled from a traffic stop for window tint violation.

Around 11 a.m. Friday, Cpl. Paul Guhl and Officer Maurice Williams conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of North Slappey Boulevard on Frazier, Broussard and two other passengers in a white 2004 Chevrolet Impala.

Banks said Frazier pulled into the parking lot of the nearby Taco Bell restaurant but sped off as soon as police attempted to approach the vehicle.

"I think it was determined that he (Frazier) fled the scene because he did not have a license," she said. "His license was suspended."

Officers spotted the vehicle later parked at an apartment complex located in the 600 block of West Highland Avenue.

Banks said when police arrived at the apartment complex four black males got out of the white Impala and ran into the building. Guhl and Williams pursued the suspects on foot.

"They (the suspects) went of the back entrance of an apartment and fled to another residence on the 200 block of South Madison Street," she said.

Banks said the Guhl and Williams were able to apprehend Frazier, Broussard and another passenger at the residence on South Madison Street.

"The fourth suspect was not captured," she said. "They were not able to get a description of the fourth suspect as well."

Banks said the third passenger of the vehicle was released without charges.

Frazier and Broussard are currently being housed at the Dougherty County Jail. Frazier has been charged with driving without a license, attempt to elude, seat belt violation and window tint violation. Broussard was arrested for an outstanding warrant for probation violation.

Banks said in addition to the two arrests, the APD traffic unit reported four street crashes, six private property crashes, one injury and one DUI. on New Year's Eve. On New Year's Day, six street crashes, four private property crashes and three injuries form auto accidents were reported.