SAUK RAPIDS - A St. Cloud man was arrested after running from Sauk Rapids Police on Wednesday.

The incident happened at about 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Benton Drive North.

Police conducted a traffic stop and tried to talk to 46-year-old Dan Kipka from St. Cloud, who appeared depressed.

During the stop the situation escalated and a taser was used on Kipka, but it wasn't effective. Kipka drove off and crashed his vehicle into a utility pole in the 900 block of Benton Drive North.

Police took Kipka to St. Cloud Hospital, after he was released he was taken to the Benton County Jail for alleged charges of fleeing a police officer and careless driving.

Police add that there was no evidence of alcohol use by Kipka during the incident.