Out-of-Control Driver Causes Power Outage to Thousands in Ramona

San Diego Gas & Electric, Cox and AT&T were expected to return during the day to patch the damage done

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    TK
    Adam White

    An out-of-control car crashed in Ramona, knocking out power to thousands of customers overnight.

    A male driver survived the rollover crash that happened around 2 a.m. on Barnett Road, east of San Vicente Road.

    CHP officers responded to the scene and discovered the 30-year-old driver who they say admitted he was traveling too fast.

    The driver told them his backend got away from him while going around the corner. The car caught a guide wire off a utility pole and flipped on its side, officials said.

    San Diego Gas & Electric, Cox and AT&T were expected to return during the day to patch the damage done.

    Up to 2,000 people were without power for about an hour, officials said.

    The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.