Northside car crash knocks out power

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Police say a drunk driver is to blame for a car accident that closed the northbound side of Hermitage Road and knocked out power to the neighborhood.

Police say a man driving an Excursion hit a guard rail, then flipped his car several times. In the process, they say he hit a light pole, a tree, and finally a Virginia Power pole, knocking out power to the area.

Crews have spent several hours working to restore power. We're told the driver has been charged with DUI.

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