• Police: Drunk driver takes out power pole in north Charlotte


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Statesville Avenue was blocked for hours Thursday morning in north Charlotte, after police said a drunk driver crashed into a utility pole overnight.

    The wreck happened just after 1:30 a.m. on Badger Court, between Atando and Oaklawn avenues.

    Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area while utility crews worked to get the power lines cleared from the road.

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