Drunk driver knocks out power for hundreds

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Police say a drunk driver is responsible for putting about 1500 people in the dark overnight.

Just after midnight Sunday morning police say a driver of an SUV lost control of his vehicle and ran into a utility pole at the intersection of Hermitage and Hilliard.

While there were no reported injuries, police say the pole and connected transformer were severely damaged.

Crews were able to bring everyone back on line by noon Sunday.

The identity of the driver has not yet been released though police say he'll face a DUI charge.

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