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3,060 people without power in Ogden after police pursuit

Posted at 5:33 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 22:31:57-05

OGDEN, Utah – Weber County Dispatch confirmed that 3,060 people were without power in Ogden Tuesday, after a car reportedly hit a telephone pole.

According to Lieutenant Tyler Hanson of the Ogden Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. The vehicle fled westbound on 12th Street in Ogden, and a short pursuit began.

Hanson stated that the suspect tried to turn north onto Orchard Avenue, when he knocked a power pole almost completely over. The driver fled on foot, and was later caught by police.

The suspect was a 21-year-old male.

According to Rocky Mountain Power’s website, power was restored to the majority of residents.