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Car crash causes hundreds to loser power in Conn. – Meriden Record

Utility workers are pushing to restore power to hundreds of homes and businesses that lost electricity supply after a car crashed into a telecommunication pole in the town of Ledyard,

Katie Blint of Connecticut Light Power says about 990 customers lost power after the car slammed into an ATT pole, wrecking a transformer, power lines and other equipment at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Utility workers have since restored power to 700 customers. They are now waiting for ATT to replace the pole on Long Cove Road before they could restore power to the remaining customers Saturday afternoon.

The Hartford Courant reports 27-year-old Igor Ponts of Norwich was driving the car that crashed into the pole. He is charged with evading responsibility, driving without a license and operating without insurance.

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