An Atascadero man was arrested Monday night in San Luis Obispo after he allegedly hit a utility pole while driving drunk.
Ricky Bonsell, 34, was driving south on Broad Street around 7:20 p.m. when his car struck the pole at Sweeney Street, according to San Luis Obispo police.
A witness reported seeing Bonsell leave the scene on foot, police said, and officers found him less than a block away a short time later.
During their investigation, officers determined that Bonsell was intoxicated and on parole. He also had a loaded .45 caliber handgun in his waistband, police said.
Bonsell was booked into County Jail on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a concealed firearm, driving under the influence, misdemeanor hit-and-run, and a parole hold. He's being held without bail.