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BLOOMINGTON — Police said Friday an apparently drunken driver avoided an officer trying to make a traffic stop and ended up running into a utility pole, a shed and other property early Thursday in the 1600 block of Oakland Avenue in Bloomington.

Around 1:30 a.m., a McLean County sheriff’s deputy attempted to make a traffic stop for a moving violation, but the driver did not pull over and the officer did not pursue the motorist, according to the sheriff’s office.

Shortly after that, the driver went off the road, struck a utility pole, ran into the shed and damaged a couple of residences, according to Bloomington police, which was dispatched to the scene to assist with the crash.

The adult driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, driving with a suspended license, fleeing/attempting to elude and other traffic violations, according to the sheriff's office.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but the condition of the driver and passengers was not available on Friday.

No further information was available Friday afternoon, including the driver's identity.

Contact Kelsey Watznauer at (309) 820-3254. Follow her on Twitter: @kwatznauer.