Driver cited after crashing into Gresham utility pole

NE 181st Ave closed while PGE crews fix utility pole

A woman crashed her car into a utility pole in Gresham on April 19, 2017. (Gresham PD)

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN) — A Gresham woman who crashed her car into a utility pole and fled from the scene was taken into custody Wednesday evening, police said.

She knocked the utility pole over on NE 181st Avenue and reportedly ran from the scene despite having minor injuries. Police followed her and took her into custody.

She was cited for hit-and-run and driving while suspended, according to Gresham Police Dept. She was then taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Portland General Electric expected NE 181st Avenue between Glisan and Pacific to be closed overnight while crews worked to clear the crash and fix the utility pole.