CRASH CAUSED SHORT POWER OUTAGE

An accident involving a drunk driver resulted in a brief power outage to homes in the area of East Front Street and Spring Street early Sunday morning, Red Bank police reported today.

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According to Lt. Darren McConnell, a pickup truck heading westbound on River Road/East Front Street failed to negotiate the curve just past Hubbard Park at 3:02a. The truck left the roadway and hit a guardrail and a utility pole, he said.

The driver, 33-year-old Vincent Sedita of Metuchen, complained of a minor arm injury but refused medical treatment. He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

No other vehicles were involved, and Sedita was traveling alone, according to police.

McConnell said the accident resulted in a temporary power outage that was quickly rectified by crews from Jersey Central Power & Light. The roadway was closed for several hours while the pole was replaced.

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