Springfield police say a man who was fleeing a home invasion flipped his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole… knocking out power to more than 80 homes for a few hours Wednesday morning.
Police reports say Jeffrey Sanders allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home on the city’s north end and battered her… then left at a high rate of speed. Officers observed Sanders lose control of his vehicle near Dirksen and Nichols Road.
Sanders was treated for minor injuries and is now facing multiple charges, including home invasion, domestic battery and DUI.
The power in neighborhoods around that crash scene was out for nearly three hours before crews repaired the damage.