Hundreds in El Segundo still without power after suspected DUI crash

About 600 customers remain without power Wednesday night after a suspected drunk driver crashed his car into two power poles in El Segundo earlier in the day, authorities said.

The single-car accident occurred about 2:40 a.m. near El Segundo Boulevard and Sheldon Street, according to the El Segundo Police Department.

The vehicle knocked down two power poles, resulting in a large electrical outage, police said. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk.

Paul Netter, a spokesman for Southern California Edison, said the outage initially affected more than 4,000 customers. Power was restored to most of them about 4:15 a.m. but about 600 customers remain without power. 


“Crews are working on the problem and full restoration is expected by tomorrow morning,” Netter said.



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