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Driver hits utility pole, flees scene in Raleigh

Posted July 14, 2011

— Part of South Saunders Street was blocked early Thursday after an overnight wreck.

Police said a driver hit a utility pole and ran from the scene. Officers quickly arrested the man. Authorities said he sustained non life-threatening injuries. His name was not released.

The lanes of South Saunders Street northbound between Pecan Road and Interstate 40 were closed for more than an hour. 


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  • Nana Jul 14, 2011

    Wish people would stop making the cops run. Some peeps just don't get it,,,,,'they will catch you.'

  • bmg379 Jul 14, 2011

    I folowed a drunk driver on july 4th for miles on the beltline after calling 911 and never saw him stopped

  • LovemyPirates Jul 14, 2011

    I drive at night and do not use drugs (never have); never drink and drive (never have); am not a criminal (far from it); have never robbed or stolen and even rarely speed - why am I not innocent?

  • Man Man Jul 14, 2011

    High percentage of alcohol related accident. This is not news. No one driving at night is innocent.

  • rufiedufie Jul 14, 2011

    this driver could be a minor, who took the car for a joy ride.
    it could be gang initiation, we will just have to wait and see what comes of this story before we know all the details

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jul 14, 2011

    Panterap89, sadly those were my thoughts as well, considering how many times I've barely avoided accidents by them, including missing by mere inches a 2010 or 11 $40,000+ suv that ran a stop sign and she kept on going. I chased her down and raised heck with her, most of which she didn't understand anyway.

  • NCStatePack Jul 14, 2011

    What concern of it of yours what his name is?

  • nascarguy Jul 14, 2011

    was he drunk? have warrants? Why did he flee?

  • panterap89 Jul 14, 2011

    Reblelyell, cause he is most likely not licenced and not from here!!! if that tells you anything.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 14, 2011

    Sounds like they are not sure who they have why name won't released.