CHULA VISTA (CNS) - A suspected drunken driver crashed into a power pole along a Chula Vista roadway early Thursday, knocking out electricity to several area homes, police said.
The driver of a newer model four-door Nissan crashed into the wooden pole in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and I Street around 1:40 a.m., according to a Chula Vista Police Department statement. The pole was severed but remained upright.
The driver was not injured in the single-vehicle crash and was taken into custody on suspicion of drunken driving, the police statement said.
Police said the crash caused homes along the south side of I Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway to lose power. Officers went door-to-door in an attempt to notify the residents affected by the outage.
Authorities summoned San Diego Gas & Electric personnel to make repairs, police said. The SDG&E website showed no outages in the area as of about 6:30 a.m.
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