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Police: Driver Who Crashed Tractor Trailer Charged With OUI

The driver hit a pad mounted transformer on Library Street around 11:22 p.m. A few cars and fences were also damaged in the crash

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    Driver facing DUI charge after a tractor trailer crashed into a transformer in Chelsea, Massachusetts Tuesday night, causing a fire and knocking out power for dozens of people. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017)

    A tractor trailer crashed into a transformer in Chelsea, Massachusetts Tuesday night, causing a fire and knocking out power for dozens of people.

    The vehicle hit a pad-mounted transformer on Library Street around 11:22 p.m. The vehicle also hit cars, a telephone pole and fences during the crash.

    The driver fled the scene and was soon caught near Broadway and Library Street before being taken into police custody.

    He has been identified as 46-year-old Douglas McClellan of Ohio. He is being charged with Operating Under the Influence, according to Chelsea police. His attorneys say he was on his medications at the time.

    Police say the trouble started for him when he became lost on the small, congested dead-end street.

    McClellan was ordered held on $2,000. 

    No injuries were reported.

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