Driver crashes into Raleigh power pole, transformer
Posted October 5, 2011
Updated October 6, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A wreck that knocked over a power pole and damaged a transformer late Tuesday closed Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh for about nine hours, police said.
A 2007 Toyota pickup truck driven by Kaleb Scott Davis, 22, of 581 N. Fork New River Road in Lansing, N.C., ran off the right side of Lake Wheeler Road, at Mercury Street, around 11:15 p.m., according to the wreck report. The pickup crashed into the power pole, splitting it in half, and also hit a transformer box.
Davis suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
He was charged with driving while impaired. Tests showed he had a blood alcohol content level of 0.07, the report states.
The wreck knocked out power to about 235 Progress Energy customers.
Lake Wheeler Road was closed between Daladams and Mercury streets until about 8:30 a.m. while crews made repairs.