Police chase ends with truck hitting utility pole, knocking out power

Police chase ends with truck hitting utility pole, knocking out power

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - It was lights out when a police chase ended with a woman slamming into a utility pole.

The chase began around 1 a.m. Thursday while Searcy police responded to a stolen vehicle report in the 100-block of Steward Street.

Officers spotted the white Chevy Silverado pickup truck near Exit 49 on U.S. Highway 67 and tried to stop it, according to Officer Terri Lee, public information officer for the Searcy Police Department.

They chased the truck onto Race Street where the driver pulled into a parking lot at Willow and struck a utility pole, disrupting three transformers.

The damage knocked out power to that area of the city, including Unity Health which is where an ambulance took the driver, 29-year-old Rachel Adams, for medical attention.

After she was treated, officers arrested her on a warrant from Bald Knob and took her to the White County Law Enforcement Center.

Lee said further charges are possible, pending investigation.

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