Man crashes stolen car into Templeton power pole
September 24, 2011
A 53-year-old man led California Highway Patrol officers on a chase through Templeton on Friday that ended when he struck a power pole on Township Road in his parents’ stolen car. [Tribune]
Gregory Harrison’s parents informed officers that their white Toyota Prius had been stolen earlier on Friday. A CHP officer spotted the vehicle near Las Tables and Bethel roads.
Harrison did not stop for officers and headed west on Highway 46 to Township Road.
Driving at up to 50 mph, Harrison lost control of the vehicle and hit a PG&E pole at about 1:37 p.m.
Officers booked Harrison into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of felony vehicle theft and evading an officer.