This morning around 2 a.m. an off duty Tyler police officer saw a car accident on the 2700 block of South Broadway next to Broadstone apartment complex.
The officer saw a white expedition had crashed into the pole. The officer had stopped and tried to talk to the man now identified as 22 year old, Cody Brown of Whitehouse. But Brown had took off running.
After a chase, a citizen helped the officer take him into custody. Brown is currently in Smith County jail charged with evading arrest, DWI, and hitting a utility pole.
Later this morning, crews were still working to restore power to the Broadstone apartment complex. Workers say the damaged pole was replaced around 3 this morning.