A Massachusetts driver who hit a telephone pole with his pickup truck in Rhode Island, knocking out power for thousands, has been charged with DUI.
The Providence Journal reports 42-year-old Brian Magnussen, of Norfolk, has also been charged with operating a vehicle without evidence of insurance.
The outage on Friday trapped a family in a vehicle under a downed power line, and affected 10,000 National Grid customers in Rhode Island. The woman and her children were able to drive off when police shut down power to the area.
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Police say Magnussen's blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
A working number for Magnussen could not be located.