Alleged Drunk Driver Strikes Utility Pole

A Texoma driver is now facing charges after driving into a utility pole early this morning.

Wichita Falls Police report 30-year-old Joseph Mandela struck a utility pole with his brown pick-up truck just before 4 AM, knocking the pole down at Neff Ave. and Harding Street.

Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found the truck upside down on its roof. Mandela was treated on the scene before being sent to the emergency room.

Police say he was treated and released into police custody, charged with driving while intoxicated.