FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A car crashed into a utility pole in Williamson County, causing a widespread power outage.
The incident happened at 8:07 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Del Rio Pike and Carlisle Lane on the northwest side of Franklin.
Officials with the Franklin Police Department said 59-year old James Ray Quarles crashed into the pole after fleeing the scene of a different hit-and-run wreck at Del Rio Pike and Hillsboro Road, about two miles away.
Public Information Officer Charlie Warner said Quarles hit another vehicle in the Kroger parking lot, refused to exchange information with the other driver and left before officers arrived.
Just a few minutes later, dispatchers got the call about the car hitting the pole.
The officer who first arrived at the scene said the vehicle was on its side and the utility pole was lying across the street.
At one point, more than 3,000 homes were without power. Electricity was restored to most homes by 9:30 p.m.
Quarles was transported to Williamson Medical Center. The extent of his injuries was not known.
Warner said Quarles faced changes for driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and other charges.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:10 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:10:12 GMT
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