Driver runs after taking out pole

Orland – Not a through road (at least for the time being). Glenn County Observer photo by Donna Wilder.

Glenn County Observer

Orland – The driver of a car that knocked down a power pole Sunday morning left the scene on foot faster than the Easter Bunny running an hour behind schedule with his egg deliveries.

The incident was reported about 7:35 a.m. on April 4.

The hit and run occurred on County Road 20 near the intersection with County Road M, knocking the pole and wires across the roadway.

Both the Orland Fire Department and law enforcement quickly arrived at the scene.

Orland – No using this car to get away Easter Sunday morning. The driver in this hit and run apparently used his own two feet, much like Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail. Glenn County Observer photo by Donna Wilder.

When no victim was found, incoming fire department units were canceled, although a couple of units already at the scene stayed behind for traffic control.

Meanwhile, officers stopped and questioned a man walking in the general area. According to police scanner chatter, he denied being the driver of the car.

It is presently unknown whether he was arrested or not.

An update to this story is planned for tomorrow.

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