Driver trapped after striking Mesa light pole - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Driver trapped after striking Mesa light pole

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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 12:39 pm

A man Mesa police believe was driving under the influence of a drug was trapped in his vehicle about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after striking a streetlight.

Police said the man, identified as Ronald T. Flood, 52, drove into a streetlight at Power Road and Superstition Springs Boulevard. The pole broke onto the road. Police said they found evidence of dangerous drugs and a pistol in the vehicle. Officers later discovered that Flood had several prior felony convictions in Arizona and is a prohibited possessor.

He was taken to a local trauma center for treatment, and is expected to recover.

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