Boom truck strikes power lines; driver faces DUI charge

The Chesterfield County Police Department says alcohol was a likely factor in the incident.
The Chesterfield County Police Department says alcohol was a likely factor in the incident.(Photo: Chesterfield County Police)
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 1:59 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 3:44 PM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - The Chesterfield County Police Department says alcohol was a likely factor in an incident on Thursday afternoon in which a boom truck driver struck several power lines.

The incident closed a portion of Research Road for part of the day.

The crane was sticking out of the vehicle when it hit the lines on Research Road.

Police said the driver, who has not yet been identified, was charged with a DUI and has been transported to the Chesterfield County Jail.

No injuries were reported in the incident.