ATLANTIC — An accident at 10th and Poplar streets in Atlantic early Saturday morning resulted in a brief power outage in Atlantic.
An SUV crashed into a power pole downing power lines and causing a power loss to area residences at about 2:50 a.m. The power was restored by about 4:40 a.m.
When Atlantic Police arrived on the scene, they found the vehicle’s bumper.
Later, during a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle near 10th Street and Hospital Drive. The SUV had sustained substantial front-end damage, and the airbag had deployed.
The driver faces OWI charges. Randall Lewis, 50, of Anita, left the scene of the accident, and suffered minor injuries. He refused medical treatment, was arrested for OWI first offense and was transported to the Cass County Jail.