Driver in Durham crash flees, attempts to evade police by pretending to eat breakfast

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- A driver who crashed into a Durham utility pole Thursday morning allegedly attempted to evade police by pretending to eat breakfast at a nearby restaurant.

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Durham police arrested the driver after he fled the crash scene around 7:30 a.m. on North Duke Street at Englewood Avenue.

The driver, 24-year-old Frederick Lamont Fleming-Trice Jr. of Durham, fled on foot and was later arrested two blocks away at the Biscuitville on West Club Boulevard.

Officers apprehended him after he ordered an egg and cheese biscuit at the restaurant, according to authorities.

Fleming-Trice has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

Meanwhile, the wreckage forced authorities to close one lane of North Duke Street as power crews replaced the snapped utility pole.

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