Driver Arrested After Crash Into Utility Pole Causes Power Cut

Jun 15, 2019

A Vermont driver has been arrested in connection with a crash into a utility pole that knocked down power lines.

Police say 24-year-old Gunnar Bevilacqua, of Essex, struck the pole and then his vehicle rolled over. Police said live electrical lines were on the ground. Green Mountain Power was contacted late Thursday to cut power to most of the town of Shelburne and parts of South Burlington while rescue crews responded.

Bevilacqua was taken to UVM Medical Center for injuries and released. He is facing a drunken driving charge. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer and a phone number couldn't be found for him.

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