Advertisement

Archive for Wednesday, September 12, 1990

COLLISION CAUSES ELECTRICAL OUTAGE

September 12, 1990

Advertisement

Electrical power was restored in west-central Lawrence early this morning after an outage caused by a car striking a supporting cable of a utility pole.

Police said the power went out after a 32-year-old Lawrence woman drove into a utility pole about 12:30 a.m. today on Ninth Street about 180 feet west of Missouri.

A police report indicated the woman was westbound on Ninth and drove off the right side of the road, striking the utility pole guy wire and a tree.

The pole snapped and wires were knocked down, police reported.

Police said the woman and a passenger left the car on foot but then were found by officers a short time later near the accident scene.

The woman, police said, was extremely intoxicated and could not remember what had happened.

She was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 1:04 a.m. on charges of leaving the scene of an injury accident, failing to report an accident, failing to render aid, driving while under the influence of alcohol and not having a driver's license.

Her passenger, a 33-year-old Lawrence woman, was treated and released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Full power was restored shortly after 2 a.m., said Bill Seidel, east region superintendent of KPL. The area affected was from Sixth to 10th streets, bordered by Iowa Street on the west and Louisiana Street on the east.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.