Probably not a good way for a police officer to start the new year. The suspect on the other hand ...
A Las Vegas police car crashed into a wall at a local high school on New Year's Day during the pursuit of a suspect.
It happened at Clark High School near Arville Street and Pennwood Avenue shortly before 11 a.m.
James Griffin who lives across the street says the crash woke him from his sleep.
"I heard a noise outside, so I thought it was my neighbors," said Griffin.
He says he didn’t see the chaos until he walked outside.
"I was a little bit shocked because how can a police car in a school parking lot run through a fence,” he questioned. “I didn't hear any sirens or anything like that."
Authorities were on the scene for about 5 hours assessing the damage and cleaning it up. Richard Ward who also lives across the street says he's confused by the whole ordeal.
"I don't know how you drive a car into a wall like that,” said Ward.
The officers in the car were not hurt and the suspect got away.
Clark High School was closed on Holiday break. There were no students or staff hurt in the incident.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not give any information on why they were chasing the suspect.