Suspected Drunken Driver Allegedly Slams Into South LA Utility Pole

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a suspected drunken driver has been arrested in connection with a crash that knocked out power to a neighborhood near South Los Angeles.

Investigators said the suspect vehicle was traveling on Slauson Avenue about 1 a.m. when the driver lost control, drove through the center median, and allegedly slammed into a utility pole near Edgemar Avenue.

The impact of the crash knocked a power pole over, and disconnected the power lines.

As of about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, power was restored to an estimated 700 homes.

The alleged driver was arrested on scene.

Comments

More From CBS Los Angeles

Play.It
Introducing Your New Podcast Network
CBS ALL Access

Listen Live