Suspected DUI Driver Hits Light Pole, Causes Power Outage in Oceanside

Car hits light pole

A suspected DUI driver lost control and hit a utility pole causing a power outage in Oceanside Sunday, Oceanside police said.

The areas affected by the outage are Oceanside, San Luis Rey, and Ocean Hills, according to San Diego Gas and Electric's outage map.

When police arrived at the intersection of El Camino Real and Vista Rey, they found a utility pole down. The driver was tested for DUI and booked into county jail.

No injuries were reported.

The outage was reported at around 12:04 a.m. Sunday morning.  

At 8 a.m. Sunday, 1,252 residents were without power. As of 11 p.m. Sunday, 87 residents were still without power.

SDG&E had hoped to restore power by 6 p.m. Sunday but delayed that until 2:30 a.m. Monday.

No other information was available.

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