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Police searching for driver who ran into E. Portland pole, eluded officers

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Police are looking for a suspect after a car crashed into a pole in east Portland and its driver fled the scene early Monday morning.

The Portland Police's East Precinct tweeted a man described as being in his thirties and wearing a dark hoody and jeans ran from a crash site after ramming into a pole with a car.

Police said the pole was in the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 113th Avenue.

K9 Maverick looked for the suspect around Ventura Park Elementary School.

As of 5 a.m., officers were still looking for the man but no longer believed he was near the school.

K9 Maverick and East Precinct officers had a full morning, having already responded to another car crash.

Police said that incident started as a traffic stop before the SUV hit a patrol car.

Later in the morning, officers responded to another crash, which involved a car going into a tree in southeast Portland. 

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