Driver hits power pole while attempting to avoid speeding ticket

Red Deer RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Red Deer man after he crashed his vehicle into a power pole in the Deer Park neighbourhood on Thursday night while attempting to avoid a speeding ticket.

Red Deer RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Red Deer man after he crashed his vehicle into a power pole in the Deer Park neighbourhood on Thursday night while attempting to avoid a speeding ticket.

At about 9 p.m., the RCMP traffic unit in the area of 39th Street and 30th Avenue clocked a car driving 110 km/h.

When the officer tried to stop the car, it fled at high speed into Deer Park.

RCMP followed at a safe speed, a helpful citizen pointed the officer in the direction of the car, and police found it moments later crashed into a power pole on Dowler Avenue.

The man driving the car was not injured.

An RCMP collision analyst investigated. RCMP expect to lay charges.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.