Man arrested after hitting utility pole leaving 1,500 without power in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A car that crashed into a utility pole in southwest Springfield early Tuesday morning left nearly 1,500 homes without power overnight.
Police arrested the driver.
The power outages happened in the west-central areas of Springfield by Nathanael-Greene Park and west of Kansas Expressway. City Utility crews restored power in those areas after nearly four hours.
Greene County Sheriff’s Office said a 21-year-old man hit the utility pole at the intersection of Walnut Lawn and Golden around 12:38 a.m. Tuesday. The man left the crash site on foot and was arrested off of Village Lane. Law enforcement is reporting he has minor injuries from the accident, and no one else was involved.
Sheriff deputies said the man will be charged with resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.
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