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Drunk driver knocks out power; closes Chesterfield road

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Posted at 4:12 AM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 05:24:35-05

CHESTERFIELD, Va – A drunk driver knocked out power to more than 220 people in Chesterfield early Friday morning, according to Chesterfield Police.

Shortly after 1 a.m., a male driver, who was under the influence, veered off Centralia Rd. and struck a power pole, police said.

The driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

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According to Dominion, 231 customers near Centralia and Telstar Dr. are without power.  Centralia Rd. will remain closed until at least 8 a.m. while crews work to remove downed power lines and restore power.