FARMINGTON — A Temple man is facing a series of traffic summonses and one criminal charge after speeding through a stop sign and striking a telephone pole Saturday afternoon.

Todd Dalrymple, 28, was reported to have fought with his girlfriend, then left her home at an “imprudent speed,” and sped through a stop sign at the intersection of Clover Mill Road and Temple Road, according to Farmington Police Secretary Rachel Heseltine.

“He didn’t stop and went through the intersection and crashed into the telephone pole, causing substantial damage to the pole and totaling his vehicle,” she said.

Dalrymple was issued six summonses, including one criminal allegation, after the accident.

Heseltine said Officer Derek Doucette reported Dalrymple’s 2001 green Oldsmobile was destroyed and had to be towed from the scene. She said the driver had minor injuries, but was not treated by medics.

“He had a cut that was bleeding and Northstar arrived, but he refused medical treatment,” she said.

Heseltine said a summons was issued to Dalrymple on a criminal charge of failing to register for more than 150 days, a Class E misdemeanor. He also was summoned for failing to maintain control of his vehicle, failure to yield or stop, imprudent speed and for not wearing a seatbelt.

“It’s his third offense, so it’s a $310 fine,” Heseltine said of the seatbelt violation.

The intersection was shut down by fire crews while police responded to the accident, reported at 2:35 p.m. Heseltine said it was not clear from the report whether the accident knocked out power at the intersection, but said the telephone pole “was broke in multiple places.”

Kaitlin Schroeder — 861-9252

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