Driver charged after car hits utility pole, causes Mt. Pleasant power outage

Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 at 5:28 PM EST
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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant Police say the driver involved in an early-morning crash that left hundreds without power is being charged with driving under the influence.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was charged after being treated and released from an area hospital.

Police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Wando Park Boulevard at approximately 1:53 a.m., Mount Pleasant Police Inspector Don Calabrese said. The driver struck a pole and caused power to go out in the area, he said.

Dominion Energy responded to the scene near Slate Lane and Wando Park Boulevard to repair power lines. Calabrese said the utility restored power at approximately 10 a.m.

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