1700 left without power in Van Nuys after possible DUI crash

VAN NUYS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As many as 1,700 customers were left without electricity in Van Nuys Friday morning after a possible DUI suspect crashed into a power pole.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power estimated the power would be restored to customers by 2:30 p.m.

Authorities responded to the scene shortly before 4 a.m. near Van Nuys and Burbank boulevards. A suspected DUI driver had slammed into a power pole, completely shattering it on the street.

The intersection was shut down during the investigation and clean up. The driver suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to a nearby hospital.

No further information was available.
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