CONCORD -- Power was restored to all but about 45 customers Tuesday morning after a man suspected of driving under the influence crashed into a power pole Monday night.

The wreck happened around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Willow Pass Road and Franquette Avenue, police said. Witnesses told police that two people fled the vehicle after the crash, but police were able to find them both a short time later, Concord police Sgt. Jeff Crump said.

Police arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol but did not release his name.

The crash left wires on the roadway, and forced the closure of a part of Franquette Avenue. Repairs to the pole and wires are not expected to be complete until at least 2 p.m. Tuesday, Crump said.

Approximately 4,000 customers lost power as a result of the wreck, but a PG&E outage map showed that only 45 remained without power as of 5:45 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Check back for updates.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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