Drunk driver causes Cape Girardeau power outage
CAPE GIRARDEAU: A driver faces assault charges after a crash that knocked out power for 72 Ameren customers this morning.
A driver crashed into a number of utility poles and road signs on New Madrid and Henderson Roads around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Cape Girardeau Police Department reports that the driver was drunk at the time of the crash.
The driver and two passengers fled the scene of the crash, but the driver was later arrested.
Authorities arrested the driver who now faces charges including Assault in the second degree, Drunk driving, No insurance or drivers license, and Driving on the wrong side of the road, and Leaving the scene of the crime.
The driver sustained minor injuries.