An early morning car crash in Greenhaven took a wild turn when the driver reportedly nearly missed striking a police officer, and then led officers on a brief chase with the pole and a street sign still perched on the top of the car, Sacramento police said.
Officers responded to a call about a vehicle colliding with a city light pole in the 6700 block of Greenhaven Drive about 1 a.m. They found the car with the driver still seated inside and the pole lying across the top of the vehicle, police said.
The driver first attempted to get out of the passenger door, then got back into the driver's seat and tried to drive away, officer 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 away, with the light pole and a speed limit sign on top of the car, before he was 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.