Driver charged with DWI after knocking down power pole in Raleigh wreck
Posted October 3, 2013
Updated October 4, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A 33-year-old Fuquay-Varina man was charged with DWI Thursday after police say he knocked down a power pole and traffic lights on New Bern Avenue at North Peartree Lane in east Raleigh.
According to a wreck report, Fernandez Jermaine Olive was traveling west on New Bern Avenue when he ran off of the road and struck a light pole.
The wreck happened at about 3 a.m. Thursday and forced Raleigh police to close the intersection for several hours while crews worked to repair the damage.
Olive was not seriously injured in the wreck, and no other cars were involved.