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