Police: Man runs over light pole, punches officer

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Posted: Nov 19, 2009 4:52 PM

Fargo police said a man ran over a light pole and punched a police officer in the mouth when the officer tried to arrest him. Police Sgt. Mark Lykken said police got a report about 2 a.m. Thursday that a pickup hit a light pole and pulled into a nearby parking lot.

Lykken said the driver allegedly hit an officer in the mouth with his fist when the officer went to arrest him in his apartment. Police said the light pole had to be disconnected because of the damage.

The driver faces charges that include drunken driving and assault against an officer.

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