So. Ore. man flees police, gets shocked in power pole

So. Ore. man flees police, gets shocked in power pole

So. Ore. man flees police, gets shocked in power pole

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on December 5, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 5:31 PM

HARBOR, Ore. -- A man fleeing from police fell from a power pole Thursday after he received a powerful electrical shock, police said.

James F. Anderson, 53, of Brookings was involved in a single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 101 in Harbor at approximately 1:24 a.m. on Thursday said Oregon State Police.

Anderson allegedly fled the scene and headed into a nearby trailer park. According to police, Anderson then climbed a power pole, was promptly shocked and fell to the ground.

OSP troopers and Curry County sheriff's deputies then arrested Anderson. He was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

Investigators believe drugs, including methamphetamine, may have been a factor in the incident.

 

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