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Driver slams into power pole in El Cajon

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) -- Police are investigating after a car slammed into an El Cajon power pole Tuesday afternoon, leaving some residents without power. The crash happened on Madison Avenue and 3rd Street near Madison Avenue Elementary School. According to police in El Cajon, the crash caused extensive damage. In photos from the scene, the power pole appears to be split in half. SDG&E turned off power approximately 120 residents in the area as a precaution. The power is expected to be restored by 5 p.m. The crash also closed Madison Avenue between 3rd Street and Macon Street, creating traffic as parents picked up their children from one of several schools in the area. Police say the incident is being investigated as a DUI crash. A witness described the driver as stumbling out of the vehicle shortly after the crash. The witness added that the driver appeared to have bloodshot eyes as he knocked on several doors in the area before laying down in the grass. Both the driver and passenger were taken to the hospital.
Car into power pole on 1500 block of Madison Ave in #ElCajon . 2 people rushed to hospital with serious injuries. @SDGE on scene. — Ariel Wesler (@10newswesler) May 22, 2018

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