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Suspected drunk driver may be to blame for Central Fresno Power outage

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A suspected drunk driver is to blame for a large power outage in Central Fresno Saturday. Fresno police said the accident happened just before 12 a.m. at Palm and Thomas in the Tower District.

Police found an SUV on its side, in the middle of the road on fire with the driver trapped in the car. Citizens came to the driver's rescue. Police say the man lost control of his car on Palm, smashing into a PG&E power pole.

Neighborhoods South and West of tower got their power back Sunday morning. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence. No one was hurt in the crash.

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