Man charged with impaired driving after vehicle hits utility pole

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A 24-year-old is facing a number of impaired driving-related charges after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in St. John’s early Sunday morning.

The incident happened at approximately 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s overnight report. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into a utility pole on Merrymeeting Road.

The driver allegedly fled from the scene on foot and was arrested after a brief chase. He is facing charges of impaired driving, refusal of the breathalyzer and breaching court orders.

The suspect was scheduled to appear in Weekend and Statutory Holidays Court on Sunday.

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