Vehicle hits power pole, flips in Williams Lake

A vehicle crashed into a power pole and flipped onto its roof Thursday night.

  • Jun. 29, 2012 11:00 a.m.

A vehicle crashed into a power pole and flipped onto its roof Thursday night.

Police say that at about midnight, the RCMP attempted to pull over a 1998 Ford pick-up truck after it was observed driving close to parked vehicles, nearly hitting them in the 200 block of Second Avenue North.

As emergency lights and sirens were activated, the vehicle fled, going more than 100 kilometres per hour, southbound, on Mackenzie Avenue. Emergency equipment on the police vehicle was shut off as it was deemed too dangerous to initiate a pursuit under the circumstances.

Moments later, the vehicle was located near Mackenzie Avenue and Highway 20 where it had crashed into a power pole and flipped onto its roof. The RCMP say the driver and passenger were located at the scene with the vehicle and escaped with relatively minor injuries that did not require hospitalization.

The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant as well asĀ impaired driving. The impaired driving investigation is continuing.

There was extensive damage to the vehicle.