Suspected DUI driver crashes into pole in Lemoore causing power outage

CHP officers believe the woman was under the influence of alcohol and cannabis while driving.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Highway Patrol says a woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a pole Monday, injuring herself and causing a power outage in Lemoore.

Officers were called to Houston and 16th Avenues just before 1 a.m.

Officials say for some reason, a woman lost control of her vehicle, striking a pole along with a fence, some large stones and a tree.

The pole was severely damaged from the collision, leaving more than 500 PG&E customers without power, the CHP said.

Wires also tumbled down into the roadway, and crews had to shut down a large portion of Houston Avenue to clear the wreckage.

The driver was rushed to a nearby hospital.

California Highway Patrol officers believe the woman was under the influence of alcohol and cannabis while driving.

PG&E reported that 76 customers are still without power. The outage is expected to be restored around 7 a.m. For more information on the outage, click here.
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