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Lakeside car crash causes electrical outage, cancellation of El Capitan classes

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LAKESIDE (CBS 8/CNS) - A car crash that resulted in an electrical outage Tuesday in Lakeside prompted the cancellation of classes at El Capitan High School for the day. 
 
A driver lost control of a car that sheared a power pole and downed wires near the Ashwood Street campus shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. 
 
The non-injury crash knocked out power to the high school and one other utility customer in the area. San Diego Gas & Electric estimated that service would be restored by about 3 p.m. 
 
Around 8:30 a.m., Grossmont Union High School District spokeswoman Catherine Martin said via Twitter that El Capitan High School students were being released. Students who rode the bus were taken to Grossmont High School for parent pick-up. 
 
Ashwood Street was closed between Mapleview Street and Willow Road, according to the CHP.

A witness said the driver was stumbling in the street after the accident and seemed to be "under the influence of something."

CHP told CBS News 8's Shawn Styles they know who the driver is and will be going to his home to investigate. 

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