Pursuit ends with arrest and damaged utility pole


REDDING, Calif. - A man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle. The chase ended around 9:30 pm Monday night after the car crashed into a Union Pacific Railroad pole at South and Walden Streets.

A piece of the utility pole broke and was tangled in the wires. We're told the wires were linked to the railroad's signal box.

Police say the man fled on foot. A few minutes later he was arrested.

South Street is closed between California Street and Railroad Avenue.

Crews at the scene said the road could open as soon at 8:30 a.m., but it could take longer to repair the damaged pole.

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