Pole and Sign Damaged by Drunk Driver Last Night, Says EPD
Did you hear a lot of fuss last night on Myrtle Avenue? We first heard a report of shots fired over the scanner but then someone ended up being arrested for a DUI. We asked Brittany Powell spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department what happened. She explained:
On August 8, 2016, at about 9:48 p.m., officers were dispatched to the vicinity of Myrtle and 7th Streets. The original caller reported screeching and a possible shot heard. Additional callers reported a red truck collided with a power pole and sign then fled east on Myrtle.
Officers located the damaged pole and sign on Myrtle near 8th Street. Officers then located the vehicle and driver near 15th and T Streets.
The driver, Travis Holt, 32 of McKinleyville, was arrested for DUI, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license. Holt’s vehicle was towed from the scene.