Deputy hits pole with patrol car

MANATEE - A Manatee sheriff deputy hit a pole with his patrol car, causing $1,000 in damage this morning.

The deputy was patrolling the parking lot of closed businesses in the 7100 block of Manate Avenue West when he attempted to make a left turn and didn't see a yellow pole, hitting it with the front of his patrol car.

The deputy was not injured and the pole was only scratched.