Suspected DUI driver crashes into SLC power pole, tries to flee police

Posted at 11:36 AM, Mar 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-19 13:36:00-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- A suspected drunk driver was taken into custody after he crashed his car into a power pole and then attempted to flee the police early Sunday morning.

Police say the man flipped his car near 2820 South State Street around 2 a.m.

When officers arrived on scene and asked if the driver was okay, the man fled, but police caught up to him quickly.

The man was taken to the hospital to be checked out, police said, and after will be booked into jail on suspicion of DUI.