Drunken driving suspect flees with pole atop car

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

A car crash early Sunday in Greenhaven took a wild turn when the driver reportedly almost struck a police officer, then led officers on a brief chase with a light pole and a street sign on the top of the car, Sacramento police said.

Officers responded to a call about a vehicle hitting a city light pole in the 6700 block of Greenhaven Drive about 1 a.m. Sunday. They found the car with the driver still inside and the pole across the top of the vehicle, police said.

The driver first tried to get out of the passenger door, then got back into the driver's seat and tried to drive away, officers said. The car backed into the parked patrol car, and an officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, police reports said.

The suspect drove the car about a block with the pole and a speed limit sign on top of the car before being pulled over.

Christopher Glover, 28, was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of controlled substances, possession of controlled substances for sale, assault with a deadly weapon, violation of probation and hit-and-run.

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