Woman Almost Hits Deputy, Runs, Hits Power Pole Causing Power Outage

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

An alleged drunk hit and run driver is to blame for a power outage in east Topeka Saturday morning.

Police say just before 12:15 a.m. a Shawnee County Deputy was nearly t-boned by an SUV that ran a red light at the intersection of southeast 6th and California.

The female driver tried to make a get-away but hit a utility pole near the 500 block of southeast Liberty.

That caused a power outage extending from Branner to Golden, from 6th Street north.

The driver then ran from the accident.

A K-9 officer was able to find her soon after.

The 23-year-old woman faces charges of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.

Most of the electrical service to that area was restored by 4 a.m.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 35255314 - wibw.com/a?a=35255314
Gray Television, Inc.