It was just before 4:00 a.m. when police in Atlantic City responded to the accident scene at Albany Avenue and West End Avenue.
The SUV was discovered resting against a tree. The impact of the crash snapped the utility pole.
Atlantic City Electric was called to the scene to help clear the downed wires.
The driver was not injured during the accident, however a passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The driver was arrested and charged with DWI.