A police pursuit early Friday morning ended in a wreck that knocked out power to several residents, shut down Highway 70 and resulted in multiple charges against the driver. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that 33-year-old Joseph Townsend of Kingston Springs was being chased by a White Bluff Police Department officer when his flatbed utility truck overturned and struck a utility pole on Highway 70 near Craggie Hope Road near the Dickson-Cheatham county line shortly before 4 am Friday. White Bluff police report they received a call about a truck driving erratically and striking a retaining wall near the McDonald’s at Highways 70 and 47 around 3:30 and when an officer attempted to pull the driver over, a pursuit began heading east on Highway 70. The wreck knocked out power to several thousand customers while Dickson Electric System crews removed and replaced the downed pole and lines, shutting down Highway 70 for a few hours. Townsend was flown by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was treated and released. The THP reports there was evidence of alcohol consumption at the accident scene. Townsend now faces charges of DUI, evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, driving with an open container, violation of the financial responsibility law, driving without a seatbelt, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.