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Johnston County roads closed after car hits power pole

Posted November 12, 2010 5:34 a.m. EST
Updated November 12, 2010 7:26 a.m. EST

— Two Johnston County roads are partially blocked after a car crashed into a utility pole early Friday, state troopers said.

Troopers said that Alan Demeterius Jones, 29, of Zebulon, was driving east on N.C. Highway 231, near Covered Bridge Road, around 2:30 a.m. His car ran off the road, struck a ditch, went airborne and crashed into a utility pole.

Jones suffered non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Both N.C. 231 and Covered Bridge Road remained partially blocked later Friday morning. State transportation workers were setting up a detour.

Crews had to replace the utility pole and clean up power lines strewn across the roads, troopers said.

Troopers said that alcohol and speed were factors in the wreck. Jones was charged with driving while impaired and driving left of the center line.