State police at Frackville investigated a crash at 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, on State Road in Ryan Township.
Police reported that Jakes P. Lake, 40, of Barnesville, failed to negotiate a left curve and subsequently traveled off the east berm and struck a utility pole with the front end. The car then proceeded to overturn down a small embankment and came to rest on its roof facing a northward direction. The 2003 Jeep sustained major damage in the crash and had to be towed from the scene. Lake suffered minor injuries.
Assisting on scene were members of the Ryan Township Fire Company. Investigation continues with driving under the influence (DUI) charges pending.