Laurel motorist hits power pole after fleeing accident

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A Laurel motorist is in police custody facing several traffic charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident he was involved in and severed a power pole with his vehicle. The suspect's car, an Oldsmobile Delta 88, ran into and split a pole near the intersection of South 16th Ave. and Woodlawn St. just before noon Saturday.

Police say the suspect had just been involved in a 2-car accident several blocks away on North 16th Ave. and had left the scene. The other car from the accident chased the suspect and notified police when he hit the pole.

He's facing misdemeanor traffic charges and officers say other charges may also be pending.

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