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Driver sideswipes CMPD vehicle, hits utility pole in north Charlotte

(Kevin Marlow | WBTV) (Kevin Marlow | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A driver was arrested after CMPD says they sideswiped an officer's patrol vehicle then struck a utility pole north of uptown Charlotte Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened around 1:45 p.m. on the 2900 block of N. Graham Street near Dogwood Avenue. Police say a marked patrol vehicle was traveling outbound on Graham St. when a red SUV traveling the opposite direction sideswiped the patrol vehicle.

The officers turned around and saw the SUV hit a utility pole.

The driver, who was evaluated by Medic for minor injuries, was arrested at the scene.

The driver's name and charges have not been released.

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