City Man Charged With DWI After Driving Into Pole

A Jamestown man was charged Monday after police say he left the scene of a motor vehicle accident and was intoxicated.

Charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated per se, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unsafe lane change was Harold M. Slagle. Officers were dispatched at 12:28 a.m. to the area of West Fifth and Sixth streets for a crash involving a utility pole.

Upon arrival police found the pole snapped at the base and lying on the ground. The vehicle involved sustained heavy front-end damage. Slagle allegedly left the scene.

Officers were able to locate Slagle, 49, a short distance away with the help of witnesses. An investigation found the Jamestown man was intoxicated, police said.

No injuries were reported, a police report said.

Slagle was arraigned Monday morning in Jamestown City Court and released under the supervision of probation, a court clerk said. He is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 27.