UPDATE — The following is the actual YPD press statement released 9/24/2018:
DRIVER ARRESTED FOR OUI AFTER VEHICLE STRIKES POLE AND KNOCKS OUT POWER
On Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:17AM, Yarmouth Police Officers and Firefighters responded to a single vehicle crash on Route 28 in West Yarmouth involving a truck hitting a Utility Pole that knocked out power.
Yarmouth Police Officers arrived and found a black 2013 CHEV K15 crashed in to a pole.
The area was immediately secured and traffic diverted. The driver was not seriously injured.
The driver smelled of alcoholic beverages and had been drinking. The driver failed a series of Standardized Filed Sobriety Tests and was placed under arrest and transported to Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters.
After completion of the booking process, bail was set at Personal Recognizance and he was released after paying the $40 fee.
He [was] due in the Barnstable District Court this morning for arraignment.
Arrest: CHRISTOPHER M. DOYLE
Address: GROVELAND MA
OPERATING A MV NEGLIGENTLY SO AS TO ENDANGER
MARKED LANES VIOLATION
[HN VIDEO FROM SCENE – PRESS PLAY]
INITIAL HN COVERAGE:
WEST YARMOUTH – At about 1:25 am, police and firefighters responded to reports that a SUV had just slammed into a utility pole on Route 28 in the area of Springer Lane.
HN arrived moments after first responders and as you will see in the following HN Video, a major transformer bearing utility pole was completely snapped, with the SUV wedged into the pole, live wires apparently dangling but not touching the ground.
Power appeared to be out in the area.
The driver amazingly was able to walk away from the wreckage. Police spoke at length with the male driver. He was given FSTs (Field Sobriety Tests) and taken into custody after their completion.
Route 28 needed to be completely closed down from Higgins Crowell Road to West Yarmouth Road, and remained shut down at the time of this report, approximately 4:00 am. It is likely Route 28 will remain shut down into later morning hours…
The following HN Video highlights the scene… [DEVELOPING – please check back for updates]