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Power restored in northeast Bakersfield after DUI crash into pole

Posted: 5:11 AM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-03 10:04:40-04
Power out in NE Bakersfield after car hits pole
Power out in NE Bakersfield after car hits pole

Nearly 2,000 people in northeast Bakersfield were without power early Sunday morning after a car hit a telephone pole and started an electrical fire, according to the Bakersfield Fire Department.

A car struck a pole on Paladino and Morning Drives just before 4 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

23ABC crews witnessed Bakersfield Police conduct a DUI test on the driver of the car. BPD confirmed it was a DUI crash.

The car caught fire. PG&E turned the power off in the area around 4:15 a.m. following the crash.

PG&E crews are on scene and power was restored around 6 a.m., according to their website.