Police Blotter: Resident Helps Solve Utility Pole Drive-Off

According to police reports, a man who allegedly hit a pole and drove away was charged with Evading Responsibility.


A man who allegedly snapped a utility pole in half and drove off was fingered, police say, after an alert witness allegedly spotted his license plate number.

Police arrested James Leary, 48, of Bethel for the alleged crime Friday, February 8. Leary was driving on Old Hawleyville Road, police say, when he hit and snapped the pole. The resident gave the license number to police, who allegedly found Leary at his house and arrested him.

He admitted to hitting the pole, reports say, and was charged with Evading Responsibility. He was released on $100 bond.


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