Chase knocks out power on south side

September 30, 2010

Nearly 1,000 Indianapolis Power & Light customers lost power for a couple of hours Thursday morning after a reckless-driving suspect ran from police and crashed into a utility pole on the south side of the city. Police say an officer tried to pull the driver over about a half-mile north of the crash scene, but he hit the gas. The driver lost control of the car and slammed into a utility pole near the entrance of a Sodrel Trucking hub near Morris and West streets. Power was restored at about 4 a.m.