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Suspected drunken driver hits and fells electric pole on Billings South Side, causing road closure

Posted at 9:31 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:50:53-04

BILLINGS – A male driver, who police suspect was drunk, struck and knocked down a power poll on First Avenue South in Billings Monday night, causing a partial road closure.

At around 8:30 p.m. Monday, a male drunk driver, heading westbound on First Ave. South, crashed into an electric and phone pole.

The driver hit the pole about 8:30 p.m., causing the road closure from South 31st Street to South 30th Street.

According to Billings police, the man was driving a truck and was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say he was awake and communicating.

Police say they suspect alcohol is a factor and the crash remains under investigation.