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Suspected Drunken Driving Crash Leaves 4000 People Without Power

The suspect's car crashed into a PG&E power pole in the area of Willow Pass Road and Franquette Avenue late last night

By Bay City News—

About 45 PG&E customers are without power this morning after a suspected DUI crash caused a power outage initially affecting thousands of customers in Concord on Monday night, a police sergeant said.
 
Officers responded to a crash at Willow Pass Road and Franquette Avenue around 11:30 p.m., Sgt. Jeff Crump said. A vehicle crashed into a PG&E power pole and live wires were hanging on the roadway, Crump said.
 
Witnesses told officers that the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene, he said. Officers were able to locate the occupants and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to Crump.
 
The crash initially knocked out power for around 4,000 PG&E customers, Crump said. A portion of Franquette Avenue is closed due to hanging live wires on the road and crews are at the scene making repairs this morning, he said.
 
As of about 5 a.m., power is restored to all but about 45 customers. Crews estimate power to be restored by around noon, according to PG&E.

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