A Guelph man is facing charges after his car crashed into a hydro pole in Guelph.

Police say the vehicle struck a pole at the corner of Yorkshire Street North and Paisley Street.

About $8,500 in damage was caused to the vehicle and pole.

A 39-year-old Guelph man, Van Nam Nguyen, was charged with careless driving and refusing to provide a breath sample.

Nguyen will appear in court in February.