Man arrested after crashing into utility pole

Man arrested after crashing utility pole

A man is in custody after crashing a vehicle into a light pole this evening.

Police say shortly before 5:00 PM that vehicle collided with a utility pole near 17th and Jackson on the near- north side.

The driver then fled the scene but was caught a couple blocks away a short time later.

Police say, the man fell asleep behind the wheel and could be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

MidAmerican Energy arrived on scene, to try and repair the pole.

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