Driver who crashed into power pole says he was chasing owl



TUKWILA, Wash. - A power pole was smashed overnight by a driver who told police he was chasing an owl.

The driver lost control in Tukwila, while following the bird about 2 a.m.

The driver was apparently going 45 mph on South 150th Street.

See photos of the crash here.

He said before he slammed through a home’s metal gate and hit a power pole in the 4600 block, he was chasing the owl.

His vehicle became wedged between a tree and the pole, taking down lines with it.

The electric lines only feed one house, so utility workers are going to wait until later Wednesday morning to come out and replace the pole.

Police did not arrest the driver who they say was not under the influence.