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What was that: Car vs. power in the Brookdale area

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Feb. 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm with No Comments »
February 3, 2010 3:05 pm

If you live in the Brookdale area of Pierce County and wondered why your power was out last night, here’s the answer…

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies report a car ran into a power pole at 152nd Street East and 38th Avenue East.

According to the police report, witnesses reported seeing the man driving at a high-rate of speed. He left the roadway and hit a power pole. The crash brought down power lines and cut power in the area. Other drivers had to get off the road to get out of the man’s way, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

Deputies arrested the 24-year-old Graham man who was driving the crashed car. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for evaluation, Troyer said.

A reader e-mailed The News Tribune about the incident and noted the power was out from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

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