Power outage hits Tempe neighborhood after driver strikes pole while fleeing from police - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Power outage hits Tempe neighborhood after driver strikes pole while fleeing from police

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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 9:46 am | Updated: 9:51 am, Mon Dec 10, 2012.

A man was arrested early Sunday morning after striking a power pole in Tempe and attempting to flee police.

Tempe police Lt. Jeff Glover said the man crashed into the pole near 13th Street and Hardy Drive just after 1 a.m.

When officers arrived, the suspect reportedly tried to escape through several residential backyards before he was captured by police.

Glover said a Tempe officer suffered minor injuries during the foot pursuit.

The suspect was taken into custody on DUI and trespass charges.

According to Glover, the crash caused a small power outage in the area, mainly affecting a nearby duplex.

The suspect's name has not been released.

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