Man charged in wreck
A man faces several charges after crashing into a telephone pole Wednesday morning.
Police responded to the accident at around 10 a.m. and found a car had crashed into a telephone pole in near Denny Road and Montlieu Avenue.
The driver, Timothy Smith Jr., ran from the vehicle when officers arrived, according to police. Police say they found drug paraphernalia inside of the car.
Smith is charged with hit and run, driving without an operator’s license and possession of drug paraphernalia.
There were no other cars involved in the accident, and police didn’t know on Wednesday what caused Smith to run off the road. Police added that Smith, who was treated by EMS at the scene and later was taken to the hospital, was not driving under the influence of drugs.