Police look for hit-and-run driver

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TUPELO – The Tupelo Police Department is looking for a driver who hit a light pole and fled the scene.

The driver hit a pole on North Green Street, near C.C. Augustus pool, on Sunday afternoon. The driver fled the scene while the damaged pole caused a small grass fire, said Lt. Brian Brown.

Tupelo Fire Department put the fire out, and Tupelo Water & Light fixed the damage to the pole.

It was a one-car accident, and the police are searching for the male driver, who fled on foot, Brown said.