MPD: Drunk driver crashes into pole during police chase

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A suspected drunk driver tried to get away from police but crashed into a telephone pole, according to Mobile Police.

Officers were called to a home on Dunbar Street Monday night to investigate a domestic violence call.

The suspect, identified as 59-year-old David Myatt, took off and led officers on a pursuit, police said.

MPD said Myatt crashed into a telephone pole at Lafayette Street and Congress Street. Police said he had a stolen gun on him.

Myatt was charged with DUI, attempting to elude, and receiving stolen property.

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