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Man hits pole with truck, knocks out power to community

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Some Deer Valley Community Residents in Owensboro may be without power.

Officials say several power poles have been knocked down.

Authorities say it happened just before 4:30 Tuesday morning on the 5200 block of New Hartford Road.

Officials say a deputy with the Daviess County Sheriff's Office saw a power flash in the area and found two electrical poles knocked down just south of College View Middle School. 

The deputy says he saw the truck pulling out of a ditch with heavy front end damage.

Officials say the deputy spoke to the driver, 54-year-old Murray Estes, and say that Estes was uninjured. They say that it looks like Estes fell asleep at the wheel.

Authorities say a field sobriety test was done and they say it appeared that the Estes was under the influence of drugs and was arrested on a DUI charge.

We'll keep you updated. 

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