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Power restored in northeast Bakersfield after DUI crash into pole

Posted at 5:11 AM, Jun 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-03 10:04:40-04

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.