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Yard catches fire after suspected drunk driver hits power pole

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A man is charged with DWI after wrecking into a power pole and causing a fire.

On Thursday night around 10:20 p.m., Jonesboro police responded to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Woodsprings Rd. and Morningside Dr.

The vehicle, a white Chevrolet Avalanche, was laying on its side in the yard of a residence on Morningside. The power pole the vehicle hit was down in the yard. Police say the power lines started a fire that burned a large portion of the yard before it was put out.

Witnesses saw a person flee the scene, heading west on Morningside, but weren't able to give a description of him.  The officer found a receipt near the vehicle with the name of Glen Wade Talley.

The officer dispatched the name and Talley was located soon after.

Talley was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for his minor injuries. He claimed he could not remember what happened and admitted he had a few drinks.

 According to police, Talley refused to take a BAC blood test.

Once he was cleared, Talley was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.

He was charged with DWI/ Refusal, Careless and Prohibited Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and No Proof of Insurance.

His court date will be March 3.

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