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TMCNet:  Odessa man issued citation, charged after colliding with utility pole

[March 20, 2013]

Odessa man issued citation, charged after colliding with utility pole

Mar 20, 2013 (Odessa American - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- An Odessa man received a citation early Wednesday morning after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a utility pole in Odessa, according to a release from the Odessa Police Department. He was not injured.

Just after midnight, Andrew Scott Johnson, 26, was traveling south bound in his 2003 Chevrolet Impala in the 1300 block of West County Road when he failed to control speed, lost control of the vehicle and slid into a utility pole, a news release stated.

Johnson was issued a citation for failure to control speed, failure to display a driver's license and having no insurance.

He also has a charge of evading, according to jailhouse records. Ector County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Gary Duesler said Johnson was spotted by a patrol officer, who tried to pull him over on a traffic violation after initially seeing Johnson at West University Boulevard and West County Road.

Johnson went south on West County Road before crashing at West County Road and West 13th Street. He fled on foot but was soon apprehended, Duesler said.

According to jail records, Johnson, 4651 Oakwood Ave, was being held Wednesday at the Ector County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

No other injuries were reported.

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