Power pole crash leaves outage, citation, in Atchison

(KAIR)--A vehicle crashed into a utility pole Monday night, in the 800 block of Atchison's North 9th Street; and, despite no injuries, a power outage occurred and the driver was cited.

According to a release from Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson, 34-year-old Jesse Ferris was northbound on 9th Street, around 10:35 Monday night, when his Mercury Sable struck the utility pole, located on the west side of the street. The impact knocked down the pole, which fell on top of the car, leaving Ferris allegedly fleeing the scene of the wreck.

Wilson says Atchison Police Officer located Ferris, a short time later, at a residence where he was charged with leaving the scene of the accident and driving while suspended. Ferris was issued a notice to appear in court.

According to Wilson, some Atchison residents were left without power for a time until Evergy replaced the knocked down utility pole, and restored power.

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