Driver tries to evade police, strikes power pole in Ogden

Tuesday , December 05, 2017 - 5:36 PM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — A car struck a power pole near 12th Street and Orchard Avenue in Ogden Tuesday evening, knocking out power for more than 3,000 residents and complicating evening commutes home. 

As of 8 p.m., power had been restored to all but 191 residents in Ogden, according to Rocky Mountain Power’s website. The estimated restoration time is 9 p.m.

The outage was reported at 5:02 p.m. after a car struck a power pole near 12th Street and Orchard Avenue.

Earlier, police officers had attempted to stop the vehicle near 12th and Monroe Boulevard, but the driver tried to evade police, according to a post on Ogden Police Department’s Facebook page

After the crash, the 21-year-old male driver attempted to flee on foot but was caught by officers and taken into custody. The driver sustained minor injuries in the crash, OPD said. 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes. 

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Reach digital producer Jessica Kokesh at 801-625-4229 or jkokesh@standard.net. You can also follow her on Twitter at @JessicaKokesh or Facebook.com/ByJessKokesh.

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