Teen charged with DUI after crashing into utility pole in NJ

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (WPVI) -- A teen has been charged with DUI after crashing into utility pole which led to power outages in Toms River, New Jersey.

The incident happened just after 7:00 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Rivers Edge Drive.

Police say 18-year-old Andre Alexander was traveling South on Whitesville Road when he lost control of his Ford Explorer.

The SUV then struck a utility pole, causing extensive damage to the power grid transformers which resulted in a power surge and electric outages.

Work crews arrived on the scene and made repairs.

Fortunately no one was injured.

He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence as well as reckless driving.
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