LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police were on the scene of a traffic collision Monday that involved a pick-up truck in the Pico-Union area.
At 1:30 a.m., a traffic collision occurred in the 1700 block of South Vermont Avenue.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the driver of a pick-up truck swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian, and struck a power pole.
The collision caused the power pole to fall while officers conducted an investigation into the crash.
Officers said the driver then struck a parked patrol car.
No injuries were reported.
The driver was arrested for being under the influence at the scene.
Shortly after 4 a.m., city officials reopened Vermont Avenue to morning commuters.