CLINTON -- A car accident caused a power outage for 3,500 Rocky Mountain Power customers Saturday morning.
A 20-year-old man was driving his blue Suzuki eastbound on 1800 North about 7:28 a.m. when he apparently fell asleep at the wheel, said Clinton Police Sgt. Matt Fawbush. The car crossed the double-yellow lines into the westbound lane and crashed into a power pole along the side of the road near 1000 West.
The impact damaged the pole, disconnected a ground wire and cut off electricity for nearby residents. Rocky Mountain Power crews replaced the pole and had power restored by 1:52 p.m.
The driver, whose identity was not released, was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor, Fawbush said. He also had minor injuries but did not go to the hospital.