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Hydro pole sheared of at the base after crash in Lindsay

KAWARTHA LAKES-An alleged drunk driver hit a concrete hydro pole in Lindsay, shearing it off at the base and knocking out hydro to 159 homes, according to police.

Mary Street West residents contacted police about the incident just before 1 am on Wednesday, June 28th. When Police arrived, they say they found that a 2012 Ford F-150 pick-up truck had struck a pole in the 200 block of Mary Street West. The truck had been travelling eastbound on Mary Street when the driver lost control striking the pole and shearing it off at the base according to officers.

The impact knocked out hydro in the area. Police spoke with the driver at the scene who reportedly admitted to drinking prior to the accident. He was arrested on scene and taken  to the KLPS where he provided samples of his breath; registering readings in excess of two times the legal limit, according to police.

36-year-old Larry McDonald of Lindsay is facing charges.

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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