Police in Roseburg are crediting their K9 unit with finding a driver who officers said knocked down a utility pole with his car.

Dispatchers in Douglas County received a report of a single-vehicle crash into a telephone pole in the 500 block of Melrose Road in Roseburg Saturday just after 5 p.m.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they noted there were power lines partially down and that the driver was gone. A passenger in the vehicle was still there, though, and did not report having any injuries.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit Grim responded to the scene to assist with the search, successfully tracking down the driver, who was hiding under the Melrose Bridge and taken into custody without incident.

The driver was identified as 25-year-old David Dubois of Roseburg. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail and faces charges of DUII, reckless endangering, misdemeanor driving while suspended and failure to perform the duties of a driver-misdemeanor.

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