Pontiac man arrested after driving into telephone pole, fleeing, resisting arrest, police say

The 43-year-old man drove into a telephone pole and fled the scene, resisted arrest when found

Corey Robert Carter, 43, of Pontiac was arrested for a single-car hit-and-run incident in Pontiac on May 23, 2020. (WDIV)

PONTIAC, Mich.Update: Corey Robert Carter was arraigned on May 27 and charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. Police say a toxicology report is also pending and may trigger additional chargers in the future. Carter was given a $2,500 bond and is expected to appear in court again on June 4.

A 43-year-old man was arrested for driving into a telephone pole then fleeing the scene in Pontiac on Sunday morning.

Police say a witness saw the man drive into a telephone pole on Dakota Street and then flee the scene on a skateboard around 10:30 a.m.

Upon responding to the incident, police discovered that the registered owner of the vehicle resided less than a quarter of a mile from the scene of the crash. Police say a deputy went to the residence and located the suspect -- Corey Robert Carter (also known as Brian Eldridge and Mark Addelson) -- in the front yard and a skateboard leaning against the house.

Officials say Carter picked up a car tire and threatened to hit the deputy when approached. The deputy ordered Carter to drop the tire but he swung it in the deputy’s direction before dropping it. Police say Carter then made a “fighting stance” and the deputy deployed their taser in response.

Another deputy arrived and they arrested the man without further incident, police say. Suspected opioid pills were discovered in the Carter’s car at the scene of the crash, officials said.

The Carter was transported to Oakland County Jail following the incident. Police says he has a criminal history that includes concealing firearms, malicious destruction of property, escape from prison, operating while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

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