Man climbs power pole following Dartmouth crash

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DARTMOUTH- Halifax police say it took about two hours to negotiate a man down from a power pole early Friday morning.

Around 3 a.m., police say they saw a vehicle speeding on Highway 111 near Mic Mac Mall heading towards Halifax. A short time later, that same vehicle lost control near Exit 2G and crashed, flipping onto its roof.

Police say the driver then left his vehicle and climbed 60 feet in the air on a Nova Scotia Power electrical tower.

For two hours, police say they negotiated with the man before he eventually came down. He was then arrested and is now facing charges.

During the negotiation, power was disconnected to about 4,000 people as a precaution.

As of 7 a.m., police still had a section of Victoria Road and Highway 111 shut down to investigate the incident.



Organizations: Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: Halifax, Dartmouth, Victoria Road

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Recent comments

  • dave brown
    May 25, 2013 - 08:22

    did he have a harness to climb with?

  • Nitpicker
    May 24, 2013 - 10:22

    Transmission tower, not power pole.