Clarksville police said a driver crashed into a utility pole Wednesday afternoon after her brakes failed. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Crossland Avenue. The driver of the 1994 Chevy S-10, Rhonda Reed, said she made a sharp left turn, causing her to collide with a utility pole, to avoid hitting another vehicle or entering the intersection. No injuries were reported. Reed reported she had recently had the brakes checked. No defects were found. A citation was not issued.