Car Hits Power Pole in Eau Claire

A block of Birch St. was shut down for a few hours overnight after a car slammed into a wire that anchors a power pole to the ground.

Officers say the driver, Garrett Watton drove away.

Police caught up with Watton later, and arrested him for driving under the influence.

He told crews at the scene that he wasn't hurt.

It happened around 1:15 Friday morning on the 1400 block of Birch St.

Xcel Energy says 1500 customers lost power for a couple minutes.

It says their power has since been restored


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