Motorist slams into a utility pole when fleeing from Houston sheriff’s deputy

John Peter Leonardi, 50, of New York, slammed into a utility pole on Lake Joy Road Jan. 15, 2017 while fleeing from a Houston County, Georgia, sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. Leonardi and passenger, Shannon Marie Friend, 40, of Florida, were charged with theft by receiving stolen property. The vehicle Leonardi crashed was reported stolen from Florida.

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