Contact Us

Impaired Driver Allegedly Causes Power Outage In Kalamazoo After Crash

Getty Images By: Jeff Swensen
Getty Images By: Jeff Swensen

A man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly crashed his car into a power pole, causing some to lose power in Kalamazoo County.

WWMT reports that Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers were called to the area of Portage Rd. and Stockbridge around 3am Tuesday, and arrived to find a power pole that had been knocked down, sending live power lines into the roadway. The road had to be shut down for around an hour so crews could remove the blockage.

The car that was believed to have crashed into the pole had left the scene, but was tracked down a short distance away. The 22-year-old driver from Kalamazoo was arrested without incident, on a charge of operating while impaired.

Power was out for a short while, with just over 100 people remaining without power by 9am Tuesday, according to Consumers Energy‘s Outage Map. 

Next: Jason Dalton's Trial Delayed Due To Appeal

Best of WBCKFM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbckfm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.