Truck up utility pole on S.E. 65th Avenue
A pickup truck piloted by an allegedly drunk driver wound up pointing upward against a power pole on Wednesday, September 16, Wednesday on S.E. 65th Avenue near Foster Road. Adding to the charge of DUII he already faced, the driver climbed down from his upended truck and ran away, making it also a hit and run.
The man allegedly appeared to be drunk while in a nearby convenience store, where he was reported having engaged in a political rant – after which he jumped into his truck and accelerated away. But, he missed the street. A witness remarked, "He gunned it out of the parking lot, and ran right up the cables."
Police quickly located the truck's driver – and 36-year-old Andrey Blashishin was subsequently charged with DUII, reckless driving, and failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run). His pickup was eventually coaxed down from the pole and hauled away.
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