MONROVIA (CBSLA) — An apparent DUI crash into a tree that took out a power pole shut down a stretch of Huntington Drive in Monrovia.
A car hit a tree in Huntington Drive’s center divider, which pulled down power lines and a pole, at about midnight Thursday in the 900 block of East Huntington Drive.READ MORE: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
The driver was taken to a hospital with chest pains from where the seat belt held her back, and police are investigating if she was intoxicated at the time. She was the only person in the car, and no other cars were involved in the crash.READ MORE: Joshua Wells, 29, Arrested In Connection To Double Murder Of Long Beach Couple Over Alleged Parking Dispute
As many as 2,000 homes were without power immediately after the crash. Power has been returned to all but about two dozen Southern California Edison customers. Power is scheduled to be fully restored by 8 a.m.MORE NEWS: SpaceX Inspiration4, With All-Civilian Crew, Splashed Down In Atlantic Ocean Saturday After Historic 3 Day Mission
The toppled power pole left power and utility lines across Huntington Drive. Crews are on the scene working to clean up the mess and repair the power pole and lines.