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Driver in crash that closed Route 1 in Chesterfield jailed for DUI, police say

Route 1 DUI crash Chesterfield
Posted at 11:16 PM, May 13, 2023

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – The driver of a car that crashed and then flipped over along Route 1 in Chesterfield County Saturday night was not hurt, according to police.

Chesterfield Police were called to the wreck on Route 1 near Cogbill Road just before 8:55 p.m.

That driver took out a power pole before the car flipped over and landed on its roof, according to police.

Route 1 DUI crash Chesterfield

Officers said the driver was taken to jail for driving under the influence.

The wreck closed all lanes of northbound Route 1 as well as the southbound left shoulder, left lane and center lane, according to VDOT officials.

"Expect delays and seek alternate routes," officials warned.

All lanes had reopened and the scene was clear as of about 8 a.m.

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