Residents Lose Power After Alleged Drunk Driving Crash
A motorist suspected of drunk driving crashed a Corvette into an electric pole on January 12. That incident knocked out the power for around 10,000 Arden Arcade customers. The accident happened along Arden Way close to Watt Avenue at around 9:30 in the evening. By Monday morning, SMUD had restored power to all but a few businesses and homes as well as Arden Middle School, where classes had been canceled for the day. The driver was taken into custody at the accident scene, according to a spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and had suffered injuries that were described as minor.