OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A crash involving a vehicle and a power pole in the area of 12th Street and Orchard Avenue during Tuesday’s evening rush hour knocked out power to approximately 3,000 customers in Ogden.
Ogden Police Lt. Tyler Hanson told Gephardt Daily that officers were trying to make a traffic stop near 12th Street and Monroe Boulevard, but the driver fled west on 12th Street.
After losing control of the vehicle and crashing into the power pole, the driver attempted to flee on foot, “but the officers were faster than he was,” Hanson said.
The 21-year-old male driver had very minor injuries from the crash and was checked out by medical personnel, but did not need to go to the hospital.
The man was arrested, but his name is not being released at this time. Hanson didn’t have information as to why police wanted to stop the man or why he fled.
Power was restored to the majority of customers later in the evening; however, nearly 200 were still without electricity at 10:30 p.m., and Rocky Mountain Power estimated the time of restoration as midnight for those customers
Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information becomes available.