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Police: Alleged drunken driver causes power outage in McFarland

Published On: Aug 06 2014 08:52:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Jul 05 2014 09:46:26 AM CDT

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MCFARLAND, Wis. -

A 49-year-old faces charges for allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a power pole, causing a partial power outage in McFarland Thursday night, according to a release.

Around 11:35 p.m. McFarland police were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Highway 51 at Babcock Park, officials said.

A 49-year-old man was driving a van south on Highway 51 when it left the roadway and hit a fire hydrant and some trees before hitting and breaking off a power pole, according to the release.

The south and west portions of the village were without power for about an hour and a half, police said. The 49-year-old was found to be intoxicated, and was transported to a local hospital for injuries he suffered in the crash.

The driver is being tentatively charged with first-offense operating while intoxicated.

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