An intoxicated driver was injured Saturday when he crashed his car into a power pole on Kentucky Avenue as he swerved to avoid striking a dog, said Waycross Police Capt. Tommy Cox.
Kelvin Johnson, 50, of Waycross, was taken to the hospital for treatment of slight injuries. Cox said a warrant has been secured for his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Driving a 1978 Pontiac Catalina, Johnson was headed south on Kentucky Avenue, Cox said, and he told police he was trying to miss a dog that entered his path. His car ran off the roadway and struck a power pole near the intersection with Overton Avenue, then continued and struck a fence at 1501 Kentucky Ave., said Cox. The power pole was damaged, but Cox said there was no indication of a power outage after the crash.
“The man was in an intoxicated state and smelled of alcohol,” said Cox.
Officer Taylor Briscoe investigated the 7 a.m. accident.