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Distracted Driver Hits Power Pole in Carson City

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A distracted driver ran into a power pole, knocking out power to two building Saturday morning in Carson City.

According to the Carson City Sheriffs Office, the accident happened at 5th Street and Allouette Way in Carson City. Detective Daniel Gonzales says a car was driving west down 5th street when he drifted across the road, jumped the curb and ran into a power pole. Gonzales says the driver told them he was trying to answer his cell phone.

Gonzales says the driver is fine, but dozens of residents lost power when a transformer on the pole was knocked out during the crash.

According to NV Energy, power to a nearby apartment complex and one other house was lost. They say it may take several hours to repair the pole and replace the transformer. However, power may be diverted from other areas to restore power to the homes.

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