Driver arrested after crash into utility pole, power cut

June 14, 2019 GMT

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — A driver has been arrested in Vermont in connection with a crash into a utility pole that knocked down power lines.

Police said live electrical lines were on the ground. Green Mountain Power was contacted late Thursday to cut power to most of the town of Shelburne and parts of South Burlington while rescue crews responded. Power has since been restored.

Police say the driver, 24-year-old Gunnar Bevilacqua, of Essex, struck the pole and then his vehicle rolled over. He was taken to UVM Medical Center for injuries and released.

Police said Bevilacqua is facing a drunken driving charge. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number couldn’t be found for him.