SCHENECTADY – A driver struck a utility pole early Thursday morning in Schenectady, then fled the scene on foot before being apprehended blocks away, police said Thursday afternoon.
The incident happened at around 1:43 a.m. in the 1600 block of Lenox Road. Officers were called there for a report of a driver who had struck a utility pole, police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey McCutcheon said.
Arriving officers found the vehicle unoccupied and a witness reported the driver had fled from the vehicle, McCutcheon said. The car ended up on a home’s front lawn, according to information from the scene.
Police soon found the driver blocks away with a head injury. He was taken to Ellis Hospital for his injury, which was considered non-life-threatening.
Police cited the driver, who was not identified by police, for three traffic violations, including unlicensed operator and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and released him.